Former Chiefs Assistant Britt Reid’s Prison Sentence Commuted To House Arrest


Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, son of Andy Reid, has had his three-year prison sentence commuted to house arrest. This decision was made by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, just over a year after Reid was incarcerated for his involvement in a DWI crash that resulted in life-altering brain injuries for 5-year-old Ariel Young.

Key Takeaway

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has commuted the prison sentence of former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid to house arrest, citing completion of an alcohol abuse treatment program and a longer prison term compared to similar offenses as reasons for the decision.

Surprising Commutation

The surprising decision to commute Reid’s sentence to house arrest was announced by Governor Parson on Friday. The statement from Parson’s spokesperson cited Reid’s completion of an alcohol abuse treatment program and his longer prison term compared to others convicted of similar offenses as reasons for the commutation.

Conditions of House Arrest

As part of the commutation, Reid will be on house arrest until October 31, 2025. He must adhere to a strict set of conditions to avoid being sent back to prison, including working a minimum of 30 hours per week, undergoing random drug screenings, and completing at least 10 hours of community service per month. Additionally, Reid is prohibited from contacting Young or her family members.

Background of the Case

Reid faced criminal charges after a DWI crash days before the Chiefs vs. Buccaneers Super Bowl in 2021. The collision occurred when Reid’s pickup truck struck the car Young was in. Authorities reported that Reid was driving at 83.9 MPH in a 65 MPH zone before the crash and had a BAC of .113 two hours after the accident. Dash cam footage from the scene showed Reid wearing a Chiefs COVID mask and sweatshirt.

Reid’s Employment and Response

Following the incident, Reid lost his job with the Kansas City Chiefs and did not return to the NFL before beginning his sentence in November 2022. No response has been received yet from an attorney representing the Young family.