Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Chiefs' Reid Comments on Missouri Unrest ; Chiefs: Daniel, Maclin Mum on Unrest at MU

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Chiefs' Reid Comments on Missouri Unrest ; Chiefs: Daniel, Maclin Mum on Unrest at MU

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Racial tensions at the University of Missouri came to a head over the weekend when members of the football team joined a student-led protest demanding Tim Wolfe step down as system president.

The events in Columbia, Mo., quickly gained national attention, leading to Wolfe resigning Monday morning over his handling of student concerns surrounding allegations of racism.

But the situation also had the interest of Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who spent three years as an offensive line coach at Missouri (1989-91).

"I'm a big Missouri fan," Reid said Monday afternoon. "I loved my time there; it's a great university, phenomenal university. They're taking care of their situation.

"We've all got situations we have to handle. That's how life is in every business, probably in every phase of life. So they're doing what they have to do to fix whatever problem is there."

Reid isn't the only one in the Chiefs organization with ties to Missouri. …

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