Andy Reid has never been subject to discipline from commissioner Roger Goodell because the charges against the Eagles coach's two adult sons do not constitute a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Reid's sons, 24-year-old Garrett and 22-year-old Britt, were sentenced to jail on Thursday -- Britt for eight to 23 months for
pointing a gun at another driver, and Garrett for two to 23 months for a high-speed, heroin-fueled
crash that injured the driver of the other car.
According to the personal conduct policy, if an NFL player had children in legal trouble under identical circumstances, the player also would not be in violation of the policy.
At Reid's sons' sentencing, Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill admonished the family, likening the environment of the household to "a drug emporium."
"There isn't any structure there that this court can depend upon," O'Neill said before handing down the jail sentences.
"I'm saying this is a family in crisis."
O'Neill noted that searches of the Reid home found illegal and prescription drugs throughout the house. He said both boys had been overmedicated throughout much of their lives and that Britt got hooked on painkillers when he suffered a football injury in high school.
At his regular news conference Friday, Reid insisted he will not resign. Asked whether he intended to stay on the job, he
delivered a stern, one-word answer: "Yes."
Reid took a five-week absence earlier this year. On Friday, he said more about his sons' legal problems than he had previously.
"I know this is a big story for everybody and I respect that,"
Reid said. "On the other hand, I can't go into questioning on it
at this time.
"However, as parents we have huge concerns for our two boys.
This has been a battle we have dealt with here for a few years and
I'm sure we'll continue to address the situation. ... Our prayers
are obviously with the boys, for their future, and to make sure
things work out, where they can live a normal life down the road."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.