Britt Reid DWI case: victim’s family left “horrified” after prison time cut for Chiefs HC’s son

Right since it’s inception, the NFL has seen a ton of incidents involving players from different franchises having run-ins with law enforcement. On some occasions, these players have been able to wiggle their way out using the power and fame at their disposal, but in the majority of cases, law enforcement has caught up with them soon enough.

The same happened in the case of the former Kansas city Chiefs‘ assistant coach, Britt Reid, whose disastrous car crash of Feb 4, 2021, resulted in permanent harm to a 5-year-old girl. Now that Reid’s jail sentence has been reduced, the victim’s family and the NFL community have started to cause an uproar. Let’s find out more.

Victim’s family reacts to Britt Reid’s commutation

The governor of Missouri, Mike Parsons, commuted the jail sentence for Britt Reid and placed him on house arrest until next year. This means that the former linebacker coach will be able to work again and might be able to take his place back in the Chiefs’ coaching setup. While this news might come as an uplifting piece of information for the Reid family, it hasn’t gone down too well with the victim’s family and the NFL community across the country.

“How would the governor feel if this was his daughter? . . . It seems the laws don’t apply equally to the haves and have nots. The haves get favors. The have nots serve their sentence,” said the mother of Ariel Young, the victim of the DUI incident back in 2021. Since the crash, Ariel has not been able to function well in society and has also had to be put in an induced coma after the incident.

NFL fans show solidarity condemning Britt Reid’s reduced sentencing

According to USA Today, the statement of Missouri Governor Mike Parsons read, “Mr. Reid has completed his alcohol abuse treatment program and has served more prison time than most individuals convicted of similar offenses.”

This ruling has been condemned strongly by NFL fans across the country. One user echoed the sentiment by saying, “It ain’t Kansas City. It’s the govt and the law nationwide that’s the problem. Money game. It is what it is and it is not going to change. Anyone who does know how the law works knows that nobody serves their full sentence if they behave.”

What are your thoughts on Britt Reid walking scot-free after serving less than half of his original sentence? Let us know in the comments below.


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