NFL: Reid sons investigated in two cases

first_imgKorey Stringer, a 335-pound lineman for the Minnesota Vikings, died from heatstroke after he practiced in the sweltering heat and humidity that pushed his body temperature to 108.8 degrees. He was 27. Fourth and inches An assault charge against Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was dropped because a judge ruled there were too many inconsistencies in the testimony of a woman who claimed Jones spit on her at a Nashville, Tenn., night club. Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera may have a job opportunity after the Super Bowl – as coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Rivera, interviewed for several head coaching jobs the past two seasons, reportedly has emerged as the latest candidate to replace Bill Parcells. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid’s sons are under investigation – one for suspicion of pointing a gun at a motorist, the other for a car accident just hours later, after which police said he admitted using heroin. Britt Reid was questioned by police after a man matching his description in a sport-utility vehicle registered to Andy Reid and his wife brandished a weapon at another driver during an argument Tuesday morning, authorities said. Authorities served a search warrant later Tuesday at the home the 21-year-old shares with his parents in suburban Philadelphia. Police said they seized a shotgun and a handgun, along with containers of white powder or residue from the vehicle. On the same day as the alleged road-rage incident, Britt Reid’s older brother, Garrett, was found with drug paraphernalia after his sport-utility vehicle collided with another vehicle in nearby Plymouth Township, police said. center_img According to a police affidavit obtained by WPVI-TV, a Plymouth Township police officer observed a triple beam scale and the butt of a handgun in the SUV Garrett Reid had been driving. Officers detained Garrett Reid and recovered two used hypodermic needles and a knife. One officer said Reid was unable to follow simple directions or understand what was told to him. Case proceeds A federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, ruled that Korey Stringer’s widow can proceed with her negligence lawsuit against the NFL and equipment maker Riddell Inc. over his heatstroke death. Kelci Stringer sued the league and Riddell following her husband’s death in 2001, claiming the NFL hadn’t done enough to insure that equipment used by players protected them from injuries or deaths caused by heat-related illnesses. last_img

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