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Andy Reid's tough week includes firing, son's autopsy results

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11:20 AM ET 10.21 | It was a difficult week for Andy Reid, but he could not help but add a little levity when he was jammed into an elevator with four Eagles beat reporters just after he announced Juan Castillo's firing. The decision was Reid's and Reid's alone. Owner Jeffrey Lurie hammered that point home a few hours later when he said he had nothing to do with Castillo's promotion in the first place. Lurie seldom gets involved in coaching decisions, but it was a further distancing from his longtime coach. Last Sunday, Reid was five minutes away from a 4-2 record heading into the bye. A week later, at 3-3, he is on an island with presumably 10 games left to save his job. In the middle of what was surely one of Reid's worst professional weeks, the Northampton County District Attorney's Office announced that Garrett Reid's Aug. 5 death was due to an accidental heroin overdose.

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October 21, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Betting he knew it when they found him with the needle stuck in his arm

October 21, 2012  11:43 AM ET

Damn shame...

October 21, 2012  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Damn shame...

Yeah it is but there's damn shames in every city every day and it's going to get worse before it gets better

October 21, 2012  12:00 PM ET

It must be very difficult to work with such serious personal issues. I cannot imagine the feeling of losing a child.

October 21, 2012  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Damn shame...

Changing teams may actually be the best thing for him.

I hope he takes a year off, for his own sake, before starting over in a new city.

October 21, 2012  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Changing teams may actually be the best thing for him.I hope he takes a year off, for his own sake, before starting over in a new city.

Yes by then the Jets job should be available

October 21, 2012  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yes by then the Jets job should be available

HA!

He'd be better off in Oakland.

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October 21, 2012  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

HA!He'd be better off in Oakland.

He has the wardrobe needed for the job.

October 21, 2012  01:04 PM ET

Poor Guy can't catch a Break!

October 22, 2012  08:33 AM ET

and the man is STILL at work instead of taking care of his family...what a dirtbag...

October 22, 2012  08:35 AM ET

what has to happen before you realize it's time to take a leave of absense to tend to the welfare of your children?....one is now dead and the other is also a druggie headed down the same path....what's worse is that NONE of this is a surprise...

October 22, 2012  12:42 PM ET
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Betting he knew it when they found him with the needle stuck in his arm

If not then, then after they found the dozen needles and 19 bottles of clear liquid.

October 23, 2012  03:36 PM ET

I don't believe in "accidental heroin overdoses", most junkies know exactly how much they can take. Damn shame though.

 
October 23, 2012  03:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I don't believe in "accidental heroin overdoses", most junkies know exactly how much they can take. Damn shame though.

Overdoses are actually suicides?

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