Garrett Reid died of heroin overdose

When Garrett Reid was found dead during the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp in August, it was hard not to suspect that drugs played a role in the death. The Northampton County Coroner has confirmed that was the case.

Coroner Zachary Lysek said on Thursday that heroin was found in the system of the deceased son of Andy Reid.

“We are confident today that Mr. Reid’s death was the result of a self-injected lethal dose of heroin,” District Attorney John Morganelli said at a news conference in Easton.

Garrett Reid was 29 at the time of his death and had been assisting the Eagles’ strength and conditioning coach.

Investigators reportedly found 47 syringes and 65 needles in Reid’s gym bag, along with 19 vials of an unknown liquid. They’re investigating his phone records to determine who his drug supplier was.

Reid notably went to prison for nearly two years after a 2007 car crash and was busted for smuggling pills into the jail through his anus.

“I don’t want to die doing drugs. I don’t want to be that kid who was the son of the head coach of the Eagles, who was spoiled and on drugs and OD’d and just faded into oblivion,” Reid told the judge at his sentencing hearing.

Sadly, that’s exactly what wound up happening to the young man.

Garrett Reid Is an Ass Smuggler

I’m sure you’ve heard all week about the jail sentences facing Andy Reid’s drug-dealing sons and how the family issues will affect Reid’s ability to coach the Eagles this weekend. Indeed it’s a good question, but it’s not an issue the LBS mind ponders. What stands out more to me was a point raised by Enrico at FanHouse and The 700 Level. When Garrett Reid went to jail, he smuggled in drugs ostensibly to deal. Just how did he smuggle said drugs in you ask?

Garrett Reid was sentenced to two to 23 months, and authorities said that he had smuggled 89 pills into jail by secreting them in his rectum.

Attention Columbian coke dealers: the bidding for a future mule starts at five grand. On the bright side, at least he’ll be loosened up for eight months in prison.