Andy Reid: ‘Garrett Is at Peace, Support is Humbling.’ [AUDIO]
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid returned to the team on Wednesday, no less than 24 hours after burying his oldest son Garrett, who passed away Sunday morning.
Former players, fellow coaches and NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell were part of the more than 900 mourners who paid their respect to the Reid family at a 90-minute funeral service held in Broomall, PA yesterday morning.
"The outcry of support is a humbling thing," said Reid at his press conference after the team's walk-through practice preparing for their preseason opener tomorrow night against Pittsburgh.
A statement released by the Reid family on Monday thanked the Eagles organization and fans for their support in this difficult time and inferring Garrett lost his battle to a drug addiction:
"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."
The Eagles break camp on August 14th.
Andy Reid Talks About The Mourning of His Son, Garrett:
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