January 13, 2013
From Eagletarian.com, the Daily News' Eagles blog: It figured Andy Reid would take some of his assistants with him to Kansas City - it was no shock when Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson became the Chiefs' offensive coordinator Friday - but the staff list released by the Chiefs did contain some surprises. Reid's son Britt, a graduate assistant at Temple, is going to the Chiefs as a quality control coach. Britt is most known by Eagles fans for being arrested, the same day in 2007 as his older brother Garrett, after separate traffic incidents that involved drug charges.
October 9, 2012 |
BUSINESSMAN Tom Knox , who placed second in the 2007 mayoral race, has been telling friends he intends to run for governor in 2014. On Friday night, Knox was spotted dining with Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey at the Union League. We asked Knox about the nature of their conversation. "When running for political office, it's always good to build constituencies," he wrote by email. OK, so does that mean you're running for governor, we asked. "It is currently my intention to run, but I am not announcing at this time," Knox said.
August 7, 2012
Timeline of news events related to Garrett Reid's struggles with drugs and legal difficulties: Jan. 30, 2007 Garrett Reid speeds through a red light and crashes into another car in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County. The other driver is seriously injured and has to be flown from the scene. Reid admits to police that he used heroin that day, and police find drugs and paraphernalia, including syringes and a scale, in his Jeep. On the same day, Reid's younger brother, Britt, gets into a road-rage argument and points a handgun at a driver in West Conshohocken.
August 6, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It was a father-to-father conversation and not a coach-to-reporter one. The public Andy Reid is much different from the private one, and when you cover the Eagles for a living you occasionally get a glimpse of the coach off the field. In March, the NFL owners meetings were held in West Palm Beach, Fla., and I attended the three-day event on assignment. On the second day, the league hosts an off-the-record party that coaches, front-office personnel, and reporters alike are invited to attend.
July 6, 2011
Eagles head coach Andy Reid's son Britt was pulled over for several traffic violations Thursday, after years without a run-in with the law. State Police said that Reid, 26, was given traffic citations for speeding, careless driving and tire-equipment violations while driving on a state roadway in Lower Merion Township. A State Police spokeswoman did not know the exact location or time of Reid's traffic stop. Reid can either deal with the citations by paying the appropriate fines or by taking them before a magisterial district judge, the spokeswoman said.
January 14, 2011 |
Michel Gondry, the imaginative maker of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , The Science of Sleep , and Be Kind Rewind , makes whimsical, rueful movies about losers who find themselves in their fantasies. Hiring this sensitive fantasist to make the superhero saga The Green Hornet is like hiring satirist John Waters to make Rambo . Hard to think of a more mystifying mismatch of filmmaker and material. Seth Rogen cowrote and costars in the movie that aims for irreverence and settles for irrelevance.
January 14, 2011 |
IF YOU FIND the idea of Seth Rogen as a crime-fighting superhero to be ridiculous, you have company - so does "Green Hornet" director Michel Gondry. Gondry's completely facetious action romp trades in Rogen's comic persona of sloth, arrested development and underachievement - Rogen's been an incompetent stockroom worker ("40-Year-Old Virgin"), web designer ("Knocked Up"), pornographer ("Zack and Miri Make a Porno"), police officer ("Superbad") and security officer ("Observe and Report")
October 17, 2009
It was a proud moment for Eagles coach Andy Reid this summer when his son "graduated" from drug-court supervision. But a new study makes a valid argument that guys like Britt Reid shouldn't be referred to that type of prison-alternative program. Britt Reid, 24, spent 15 months under supervision of the Montgomery County Drug Court. In 2007, he was arrested after flashing a gun at another motorist. Small amounts of cocaine and marijuana were found in his truck. While free on bail, he failed a sobriety test and Vicodin was found in his car. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers conducted the two-year study that says drug courts too often suck up a community's drug-treatment funds to use on nonviolent criminals like Britt Reid, who may have their own resources to deal with their addictions.
June 4, 2009 |
Britt Reid graduated last night. Eagles coach Andy Reid's 24-year-old son, who made headlines for his drug addiction and run-ins with the law, completed a 15-month treatment program at the Montgomery County Drug Court. "You are moving on clean and sober," Judge Steven T. O'Neill told a smiling and relaxed Britt Reid during a ceremony at the Norristown courthouse for nine drug court graduates. Andy Reid called the graduation a "big step" for his son. "I am proud of Britt," he said.
July 23, 2008 |
Garrett Reid was sentenced yesterday to two years in a relatively new state corrections program that combines incarceration and intensive drug treatment. The eldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid received three years' probation and was ordered to pay $30 a month in supervision fees and undergo frequent random drug testing. The Montgomery County Court recommended that Reid, 25, be sent to the State Intermediate Punishment Program (SIP) at the State Correctional Institution-Chester, in Delaware County.