|Eagles coach Andy Reid hopes sons can 'live a normal life down the road'|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 02 November 2007 08:15|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andy Reid hopes his prison-bound sons can ``live a normal life down the road,'' but the Eagles coach withheld comment Friday of a judge's criticism that his household was a ``drug emporium.''|
``I know this is a big story for everybody and I respect that,'' Reid said at his regular news conference. ``On the other hand, I can't go into questioning on it at this time.
``However, as parents we have huge concerns for our two boys. This has been a battle we have dealt with here for a few years and I'm sure we'll continue to address the situation. ... Our prayers are obviously with the boys, for their future, and to make sure things work out, where they can live a normal life down the road.''
On Thursday, 22-year-old Britt Reid detailed his eight-year struggle with painkillers and other drugs as he was sentenced to eight to 23 months in jail for pointing a gun at another driver on Jan. 30. He also pleaded guilty to charges including carrying a firearm without a license.
His 24-year-old brother, Garrett, was sentenced to two to 23 months in jail for a high-speed crash in which another driver was injured. Police found heroin, steroids and more than 200 pills in his car and he admitted using heroin on the day of the crash.
But two days before hosting the Dallas Cowboys in a pivotal contest, Reid had his game-face on. On Friday morning, he directed the offense through a myriad of drills as TV commentator John Madden and Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie looked on.
On Thursday, Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill called the Reids ``a family in crisis'' and questioned whether Britt and Garrett Reid should return to their parents' home after they serve their jail terms.
``These are highly addictive medications that are just around the house with two addicts in it,'' O'Neill said. ``It sounds more or less like a drug emporium ... .''
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