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A Pennsylvania prosecutor said Monday that his investigation into the fatal heroin overdose of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, revealed there were steroids in his room the day he died.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Monday that anabolic steroids were found in the room where Garrett Reid was staying when he overdosed on heroin Aug. 5 during Eagles training camp.
He said there was no evidence that Reid was giving the steroids to any Eagles players and that investigators could not determine if the drugs were for Reid's own use or for distribution.
Morganelli also said that steroids had nothing to do with Reid's death.
"As you all know, my son Garrett battled addiction for many years. While there were some victories along the way, it ultimately was a battle that he lost and that cost him his life," Reid said in a statement Monday. "Our family feels the pain of that loss every day.
"Today's report saddens me greatly, but only confirms the troubles Garrett encountered in the final years of his life. As parents, we were encouraged by his apparent progress but, like many addicts, he was able to conceal the signs of relapse.
"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."
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Barring a severe case of dementia for Jeff Lurie, this should be the last time we see Andy Reid prowling the sidelines in Philadelphia as the Eagles’ head coach.
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According to Tom Shortell of The Express-Times, Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid had steroids was in possession of steroids whiling overdosing and dying from a heroin overdose.
Sources familiar with the investigation say Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was in possession of steroids when he died Aug. 5 during Eagles training...
An investigation into the fatal heroin overdose of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, revealed there were steroids in his room the day he died, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Monday.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said that anabolic steroids were found in the room where Garrett Reid was staying when he overdosed on heroin Aug...
The tragic death of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid‘s son may raise some questions about the NFL’s growing performance-enhancing drugs issues.
The Eagles’ head coach’s son, Garrett Reid, had 19 vials of steroids in his room at the team’s training camp facility when he died, according to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. The younger Reid was...
Andy Reid is on his way out. If you didn’t believe it before last Thursday nights’ debacle, you definitely do now. Reid has had his time in Philly, but now is the time to move on. The team lacks fundamentals and the players lack heart and focus at times. Sometimes a new voice is all a team with talent really needs.
There are going to be several coaches from various positions...
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.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid told the media that running back LeSean McCoy will start this week and will end up rotating in and out with Bryce Brown.
AR: LeSean McCoy will start, will rotate with Bryce Brown.
— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 19, 2012
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Reid: Vick is the No. 3 QB. May not...
Eagles head coach Andy Reid told reporters that RB LeSean McCoy could be cleared by an independent neurologist this week, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Reid added that although McCoy could suit up for Week 16′s matchup against the Redskins, he still anticipates giving Bryce Brown some carries.
Brown has been both explosive at times and reckless while carrying...
Eagles head coach Andy Reid told reports that Michael Vick will be the team’s No. 3 quarterback for this weekend’s game against the Washington Redskins, per Jeff McLane.
Vick has finally recovered from the concussion symptoms that he had been dealing with for a number of weeks now, but this decision is clearly designed to minimize distractions for the team.Philadelphia will keep...
Eagles running back Bryce Brown won't be punished for his frequent fumbling because coach Andy Reid wants to give him as much playing time as possible after he carried just 104 times in college at Tennessee and Kansas State (Brown transferred after his freshman year, sat out 2010 and only carried three times in 2011 before leaving the team in September. SOURCE: Philly.comFantasy...
Steve and Connie Mack are back and they discuss the Philadelphia Phillies offseason moves including their disdain for brining Nick Swisher or Cody Ross to town. “Andy Reid” joins the show for a segment and they discuss the Philadelphia Eagles train wreck season and the future of the team.
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