Radio hosts seems to invoke Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s dead son in argument
Kansas City radio host Kevin Kietzman is facing some criticism for seeming to invoke the death of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s son against him.
The “Between the Lines” host on WHB 810 AM in Kansas City on Monday questioned a Yahoo! Sports report that embattled wide receiver Tyreek Hill could return to the Chiefs.
In his bashing the potential move, Kietzman pointed to what he called Reid’s inability to discipline.
Kietzman referenced Reid’s family life, seeming to invoke Reid’s son Garrett, who died of a heroin overdose while at Philadelphia Eagles training camp in 2012.
Here’s KC radio host Kevin Kietzman comparing Andy Reid’s inability to discipline players like Tyreek Hill to his inability to discipline his family—Reid’s son Garrett OD’d on heroin and died in 2012 and his son Britt has served time in prison for gun and drug charges. pic.twitter.com/sE3luQKSAI
— The Off Day WEEI.com (@OffDayPod) June 24, 2019
“Discipline is not his thing,” Kietzman said during his show. “It did not work out particularly well in his family. … He wasn’t great at that either. Had a lot of things go bad on him.”
Kietzman, who is listed as a vice president of the station, later elaborated on Twitter and in an email to media-watchdog website Awful Announcing after taking flak for his comments. He said he was not pointing to Garrett’s death in his comments.
“I never once mentioned anything about Andy Reid’s son’s death and never once had it on my mind,” he wrote in the email to Awful Announcing. “A caller called in later and said something about the death and I quickly corrected him and pointed out that I was referencing two sons that were convicted drug dealers and drug addicts that he chose to try to fix by hiring them to work for his football teams.”
Matt Rosenberg is a Tribune-Review assistant multimedia editor. You can contact Matt at 412-320-7937, [email protected] or via Twitter .