Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli says case closed on Garrett Reid heroin overdose case.
The case on Garrett Reid's death is closed. Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli said in a press conference Monday afternoon that Lehigh University and his office have closed the investigation into the death of the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid on Aug. 5. Speaking of Garrett Reid, who died of an accidental heroin overdose in his dorm at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University, Morganelli said his office could not determine whether the heroin that killed Reid was obtained in Northampton County or the Lehigh Valley or whether he had brought it to training camp with him. Morganelli said when Reid, 29, died, he was in possession of 64 needles, 47 syringes and 19 vials of an unknown liquid that was later…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli reveals that vials found with Garrett Reid when he died were steroids.
Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, had a large amount of steroids in his room when he died of an accidental heroin overdose this summer. Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli said at a press conference Monday afternoon that Reid, 29, was in possession of vials that contained performance-enhancing steroids. Morganelli said the vials contained four types of anabolic steroids that increase testosterone and build muscles. Reid was working with the Eagles' strength and conditioning team, but Morganelli could not determine whether Reid used the steroids personally or was supplying others. "I have no evidence there was any distribution occurring," Morganelli said. Reid died on Aug. 5 in his dorm…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says the oldest son of Eagles football coach Andy Reid died of an accidental heroin overdose at Lehigh University in August.
The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid died of an accidental heroin overdose but "the investigation isn't completely over," the Northampton County district attorney announced Thursday. District Attorney John M. Morganelli said investigators want to talk to the last two people who saw Garrett Reid, 29, alive and also find out who may have supplied him with illegal drugs. "I am confident that Reid's death was the result of a self-injected lethal dose of heroin," Morganelli said. Reid died on Aug. 5. At that time, Morganelli said, Reid was in possession of "a substantial amount of syringes and needles." A used syringe and spoon were also found, he said. The drug paraphernalia discovered in a Reebok gym bag in Reid's apartment …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Eagles Coach Andy Reid's oldest son Garrett began using drugs after high school and struggled with drug addiction and drug dealing for close to 10 years before his death Sunday at Lehigh University.
Andy Reid's oldest son Garrett began using drugs after high school and struggled with drug addiction and drug dealing for close to 10 years. Philly.com wrote an extensive report on the Reid family's upheavals in 2010. Here is a timeline of Garrett Reid's troubled life leading up to today's tragedy at Eagles Training Camp in Bethlehem: 2003: Garrett Reid enters drug rehab at age 20. Reid said he didn't use drugs until he graduated from high school but then started with marijuana and alcohol at age 18. That was followed by prescription pain killers Percocet and OxyContin and then cocaine and heroin, according to an ESPN news report. January 2007: Garrett Reid ran a red light in Plymouth Township and crashed into a car. Syringes with heroin …
Garrett Reid, son of Eagles football Coach Andy Reid, was found dead in a Lehigh University dorm room on Sunday in the midst of the team's pre-season training camp.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid was found dead this morning in a dorm room at Lehigh University, where the team has summer training camp. Garrett Reid, 29, was found in his bed at the Sayre Park dorms following a struggle of almost 10 years with drug addiction and drug dealing. Reid was helping at camp with players' stength training and conditioning. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman made the announcement to reporters after the team's walk-through Sunday morning: "It is a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family. Garrett grew up with this team, and that makes this news even harder for us to process. Our hearts go out to Andy, Tammy, Britt, Spencer, Crosby and Drew Ann. Coach has spent the morning …