Britt Reid. AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An attorney for the family of a 5-year-old girl critically injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid says the girl suffered a devastating brain injury that has left her unable to speak or walk.

Ariel Young likely has permanent brain damage “that she will endure for the rest of her life,” attorney Tom Porto said in an interview broadcast Tuesday with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“We’re going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive,” Porto said.

The girl has been hospitalized since the crash Feb. 4, when police say Reid’s truck slammed into two vehicles on the side of a highway entrance ramp near Kansas City’s NFL training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium, injuring Ariel and another child inside one of the cars.

Reid is the son of Kansas City’s Coach Andy Reid and had been the team’s outside linebackers coach at the time of the crash. He was initially placed on administrative leave immediately following the crash, but is no longer employed by the team after his contract was not renewed in the days after the crash. He did not travel with the team to Tampa Bay for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl, which Kansas City lost to the Buccaneers.

Police have said Britt Reid admitted to investigators to having had “two or three drinks” along with prescribed Adderall before the crash.

Authorities have said they are still awaiting toxicology reports in the case, and no charges have been filed.

DOLPHINS: Veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy is moving on after one season with the Miami Dolphins, and he’s not happy about it.

The Dolphins told Van Noy he will be released, two people familiar with the discussion confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Dolphins had not commented.

In a statement, Van Noy said he was disappointed and surprised.

“As a captain, I gave my all to the team,” he said. “I fought through a painful hip injury during the season, including spending a night in the hospital after a game. I was brought there to be a leader, and I know my teammates looked up to and respected me.”

Miami will clear nearly $10 million in cap space with the move. Van Noy signed a $51 million, four-year deal as a free agent a year ago.

Despite his injury, Van Noy had six sacks and 69 tackles in 14 games for a Dolphins defense that ranked sixth in points allowed. He has also played for the Lions and Patriots.

The move signals the Dolphins want to be aggressive in free agency after going 10-6 and missing the playoffs in their second season under Coach Brian Flores. They also have two picks in the first round of the draft, including the No. 3 overall selection, and two picks in the second round.

VIKINGS: The Minnesota Vikings released two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph, ending his 10-season run with the team to create a little more than $5 million in salary cap space.

Rudolph is fifth in franchise history with both 453 catches and 48 touchdown receptions. He was due to make $7.65 million in 2021. By terminating his contract with three years remaining, the Vikings will carry a salary cap hit of $4.35 million in dead money this season.

JETS:  The New York Jets released defensive end Henry Anderson, an expected offseason move that will save the team $8.2 million on the salary cap.

The decision to cut Anderson, which was announced by the team, will give the Jets around $75 million in cap space. New York, expected to be among the teams with the most cap space this offseason, could make additional cuts before free agency begins on March 17.

The 29-year-old Anderson was a key member of the Jets’ defensive line after being acquired in a trade from Indianapolis for a seventh-round draft pick in 2018.


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