The Chiefs announced the decision on Tuesday evening, five days following the multi-vehicle car crash Britt was involved in.
The multi-vehicle accident, which occurred last Thursday night, wound up injuring two children, one of which was in “critical condition” following the crash.
“Outside linebackers coach Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave following last Thursday’s multi-vehicle event,” the Chiefs announced on Tuesday. “We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested.”
Britt is under investigation for driving impaired. He reportedly told authorities after the crash that he had consumed “two to three” drinks in the hours beforehand.
Chiefs Statement: Outside Linebackers Coach Britt Reid has been placed on administrative leave following last Thursday’s multi-vehicle accident. We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities. Updates on @KCTV5 pic.twitter.com/DHlTJiVnOD
— Emily Rittman KCTV5 (@EmilyRittman) February 9, 2021
In addition to the decision on Britt Reid, the Chiefs also voiced their support for Ariel Young. She was one of the children injured from the crash who is in critical condition.
“Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family,” the Chiefs’ statement continues. “We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”
The multi-vehicle accident occurred just three days before Sunday’s Super Bowl LV. Britt didn’t coach during the game as a result.
Andy Reid did, though. The Chiefs fell at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-9 this past Sunday.