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The investigation in the fatal death of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid , showed that there were steroids present in the room the day that he died.
Reid was at camp with the Eagles helping out with the team's strength and conditioning coach. There was no evidence, however, that Reid was giving any of the Eagles players steroids.
Andy Reid released this statement today in wake of the reports regarding his son:
"Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles organization and the people of Philadelphia have been remarkably supportive of my family throughout our ordeal. I am confident that my son’s decisions did not affect our football team in any way. I cannot apologize enough for any adverse appearances that my son's actions may have for an organization and a community that has been nothing but supportive of our family."
Eagles Chairman Jeffrey Lurie had a statement of his own about today's reports as well:
"The news today on Garrett Reid’s possession of steroids is disappointing. It’s clear the conduct in which he apparently engaged runs counter to the values and principles mandated for everyone associated with our organization. We have spoken with the league office and have pledged our full cooperation with their requests should there be any. While we remained saddened by the tragic end of a young man’s life and know how hard this must be for the entire Reid family, we are extremely confident that Garrett’s actions were unknown to those around him and did not involve our football team."
Lurie also noted that the NFL has a rigorous drug testing program and that none of the players have tested positive for any steroids that were mentioned in the district attorney's reports.
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