Reid, who is the son of current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was charged with driving while intoxicated after he hit two cars near the Chiefs' practice facility in Feb. 2021. The crash injured two children. One of the children, 5-year-old Ariel Young, sustained a traumatic brain injury. The Chiefs paid Young's medical bills.
Reid reportedly told police he consumed two or three drinks before driving and was on prescription Adderall. Shortly after the crash, the Chiefs placed Reid on leave through the rest of his contract.
The crash occurred days before the Chiefs played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs lost the game 31-9.
Reid, 37, is set to begin a criminal trial Sept. 26. If Reid enters a guilty plea Monday, he would avoid going to trial. A court entry indicated Reid would plead guilty Monday.
Reid released a statement through his attorney Tuesday, apologizing to Young's family.
“Mr. Reid is sorry for his actions and hopes that his plea brings some sense of justice to all those he affected.”
— Glenn E. Rice (@GRicekcstar) September 6, 2022
The attorney for the crash's five victims told the Kansas City Star they are hoping Reid "receives the maximum sentence allowed by law."