Sunday, August 12, 2012

At least another week to finalize coroner's report on death of Garrett Reid

Andy Reid at training camp.
It was 70 degrees and sunny with no hint of humidity.

A postcard perfect Sunday at Lehigh University.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid couldn't ask for much more, with one major exception. It was the one-week anniversary of the death of his son Garrett, who was found here in his dormitory room.

Knowing what happened, there may be no more difficult task for  Reid than spending time here without his late son.

What happened will be the focus of the Northampton County coroner's report. It won't come out for at least another week pending the completion of toxicology reports, per a source.

Reid already has alluded to his son's  struggles with drug addiction in a statement. To wit:

"Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart."

Garrett Reid, who was 29, was treated for heroin addiction.

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