The 5-year-old girl left critically injured and in a coma following a crash this month involving Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid now is awake, her family said in an online post. Ariel Young has been hospitalized since the Feb. 4 crash.
Reid, who is the the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was the team’s outside linebackers coach. He was placed on administrative leave immediately following the crash. His contract expired in recent days and was not renewed. Kansas City police said the accident happened near the team’s training complex when Reid’s truck slammed into two vehicles on the side of a highway entrance ramp, injuring Ariel and another child inside one of the cars.
Reid underwent surgery for injuries not detailed by the team. Police said Reid told investigators he had “two or three drinks” and had a prescription for Adderall when the crash occurred. Police have said they are investigating whether Reid was impaired.
Former NFL receiver Jackson dies: Vincent Jackson, a former Tampa Bay and San Diego receiver who was a three-time Pro Bowl selectee, was found dead Monday in a Brandon, Fla., hotel in which he had been living since January. He was 38. There were no apparent signs of trauma, authorities said.
Elsewhere in the NFL: Carolina reportedly is releasing two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short, who has played in just five games over the last two seasons because of injuries to both shoulders.
• Miami Prow Bowl kicker Jason Sanders signed a $22 million contract extension through 2026. He has made 77 of the 89 field-goal attempts in his career.
Lawrence reportedly has surgery: Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is expected to be the top pick (by Jacksonville) in the upcoming NFL draft, had surgery Tuesday on his left (nonthrowing) shoulder according to NFL Network. The report added that he is expected to be fully recovered by the time NFL training camps open this summer.
PSG, Liverpool win in Champions soccer: Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick as visiting Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to rout Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League. Lionel Messi put Barcelona in front by converting a first-half penalty kick but Mbappe led PSG’s comeback in the absence of the injured Neymar. The finale of the two-leg series is set for March 10, in Paris.
• Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane pounced on defensive mistakes to score Liverpool’s goals in a 2-0 win over Leipzig in Tuesday’s other Champions League match. The first leg of the series was played in Budapest, Hungary, because of German restrictions on arrivals from Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic. The finale of the series is set for March 10, in Liverpool.
Elsewhere in the Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo returns Wednesday to his homeland when Juventus faces Porto in a first-leg game of the round of 16. The Portugal forward shows no sign of slowing down despite turning 36 this month. In the other match, struggling Borussia Dortmund travels to Spain to visit a red-hot Sevilla squad that has won nine straight matches in all competitions.
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