Garrett Reid, the 29-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, officially died of a heroin overdose back in August, a determination that was made two months after he was found in a Lehigh University dorm room during training camp. At the time, Garrett Reid was in possession of a gym bag that authorities said contained 47 syringes and needles, plus 19 vials of an unknown substance. Police immediately ruled out the contents of the vials as the cause of death. But the Express-Times of Easton (Pa.), citing sources, is reporting that at least some of them contained steroids:
Authorities have identified the substances in some of the vials as steroids, sources said. One source requested anonymity because that person is not authorized to release the information.
[Northampton County district attorney John] Morganelli previously said that while Reid had prescriptions for several medications in his dorm room, he did not have any prescriptions for steroids. Reid also lacked certification to handle steroids, Morganelli has said.
Garrett Reid had been working as a strength and conditioning coach for the Eagles. Morganelli is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EST), but the Express-Times also says "he will not address the vials" at that time.
Update (1:40 p.m.): Per Jason Nark of the Philadelphia Daily News, Garrett Reid possessed four different kinds of steroids, which Nark described as "strong chemicals used for bodybuilders." Nark added that Morganelli said there was no evidence Garrett Reid had given steroids to other people.