Lurie And Reid Release Statements About Garrett Reid’s Possession Of SteroidsBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Andy Reid and Jeffrey Lurie were running from the police report that Reid’s son Garrett Reid had a large amount of anabolic steroids in his possession when he died at training camp during the summer. The younger Reid was helping the Eagles as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
The fact that he was in possession of anabolic steroids would lead anybody to wonder whether he was distributing the steroids to Eagles players. If the younger Reid had ever distributed any steroids to Eagles players, it would open up the organization to some major legal problems.
Lawyers for Lurie and Reid moved quickly to eliminate any thoughts of that probability by releasing statements.
Lurie released the following statement:
“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.
“The NFL has a rigorous drug testing program for its players. It is a matter of record that none of our players has tested positive for any of the steroids mentioned in the district attorney’s report.”
Reid released the following statement:
“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. 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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