It is never a good look for any professional sports organization when somebody closely associated with the team is linked to steroids, or any performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
It has become clear that Garrett Reid, son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, was in possession of a large amount of steroids at the time of his death. Garrett died of a heroin overdose on August 5th this year in a Lehigh University dorm room during Eagles’ training camp.
While Garrett’s death was determined to be the result of a heroin overdose, police were not originally sure what substance was present in a total of 19 vials found in a gym bag belonging to Garrett.
It has been determined that the vials contained a total of four different types of anabolic steroids, while Garrett also had testosterone in his possession. Authorities maintain that steroids did not factor in the death of Garrett.
The Eagles organization maintains its innocence, stating that they did not have any knowledge of Garrett’s connection with steroids. There have not yet been any reports of Eagles players being linked to the steroids found with Garrett, but that does not eliminate speculation.
Being that we are in an era where the use of performance-enhancing drugs is rampant in professional sports, nothing is really surprising anymore when it comes to athletes cheating.
I have no reason to believe that Garrett was supplying Eagles players with the steroids, but if news does break that some low-end scrub trying to make the cut at training camp used some PEDs, I am not going to be shocked.
Strangely, this season has been peppered with suspensions regarding NFL players’ un-registered use of Adderall, instead of accusations pertaining to steroid and testosterone use.
Whether or not Garrett was actually providing steroids to Eagles athletes, the discovery of these drugs at the team’s training camp raises endless questions.
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