Growing up in Los Angeles, Andy Reids sense of the world was formed by many factors: his mothers career in radiology; his fathers work as an artist and scene designer; a job that led to catering gigs at The Tonight Show and a showdown with John
Wayne as the teen Reid refused to allow the screen legend more than the allotted three meatballs.Among others. Less-known is that the outlook of the Chiefs coach also was framed by his learning-disabled cousin, Peter Leon, across the country in New England.
As children, Reid felt close to Peter and protective of him. He also appreciated the influential example in how Peters family encouraged and challenged him, Reid said, leading to Peter being able to hold jobs and ski and fish and live a normal life.
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