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Eagles Coach Andy Reid

Heroin Overdose

Killed His Son

10/18/2012 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Eagles head coach Andy Reid's son died from a self-injected heroin overdose ... according to the Coroner's investigation of Garrett Reid's death.

Garrett was found dead on August 5 in his room at Lehigh University ... where the Eagles were holding training camp.

The Northampton County Coroner and D.A.'s Office announced the results of their investigations -- and revealed they had found 47 syringes, 65 needles, and a number of spoons in Garrett's gym bag.

29-year-old Garrett had battled drug addiction for years.

The D.A. said they are still looking into where Garrett got the heroin and the paraphernalia.

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16.

Tammy    

That's a lot of syringes and needles!!

704 days ago
17.

sgm    

Great parenting Andy. He has always put football FIRST. The players showed more remorse than he did and I don't want to hear people handle loss in different ways. He is a jerk of a parent.

704 days ago
18.

bjay    

Heroin is killing this generation and it is scary.

704 days ago
19.

LuisMiFan    

Too bad they don't investigate the dealers when the everyday, non-famous person dies. A good friend of mine died of a heroin OD. I combed through phone records and found out his dealers #. I gave it to the detectives who were handling the case and they did not seem the least bit interested.

Now I am living the nightmare of my oldest son using heroin. I suspected that something was off and I was right. He OD'ed one night and I found him just in time.

Victoriagirl--Our search of his bedroom netted at least twenty syringes.

Nadine--you're right, addiction doesn't discriminate. Our son was raised in a loving home environment. Neither my husband or I did drugs or barely even drank for that matter. I know that we are in the fight of our lives to try and help him. Please pray for us.

704 days ago
20.

vanessa dawson    

The way i see it is,if you r going to stick a needle in your arm,just to get high, then u deserve what comes to u....Plus he had alot of **** in his gym bag,he was definitely enjoying himself...What an idiot i don't feel sorry 4 anyone who does stupid **** like that....And doing it at Lehigh University where our kids go to college to learn,, U gort what u deserve...

704 days ago
21.

JR Jake    

That is why they call heroin 'smack'. It will blindside you and take you out of life quicker than any drug on the market. Those who survive addiction have a fair chance at life, those who don't die. Sadly many a father's son and daughter did it only one time, and it placed the final nail in their coffin. It must really hurt to lose a child, no matter how long ago. I like Andy, said story though.

704 days ago
22.

1cody2009    

What no one has said but should be known is that by listing Garrett's death as "accidental" his life insurance pays out double indemnity

704 days ago
23.

Bill Leslie    

Darwin laughs and laughs and laughs -- there's not a lot of sympathy for people who get a head start in life and then throw it all away.

704 days ago
24.

Jenifer     

Both of the sons have been in trouble for years. This is very sad, but not one bit surprising.

703 days ago
25.

Jenifer     

Interview with the parents in 2007
http://www.phillymag.com/articles/exclusive-a-familys-struggle/

703 days ago
26.

loydster    

sad

675 days ago
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