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Posted at 4:22 PM ET, 01/ 7/2011

Brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed reportedly missing in Louisiana

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 6:01 p.m.

A man believed to be the 29-year-old brother of Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed is missing after jumping into the Mississippi River in Louisiana in order to avoid police.

Members of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, according to, were chasing a man they believed to be Brian Reed, who was seen jumping into the river in St. Rose, La., at around 10 a.m.

Brian Reed is Ed Reed's younger brother and, according to their mother, Karen, has had problems with drugs and alcohol.

The police, Coast Guard and Port of South Louisiana continue to search for the man, whose identity has not been confirmed by police.

The Ravens play the Chiefs in an AFC wild-card game Sunday in Kansas City.

By Cindy Boren  | January 7, 2011; 4:22 PM ET
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You can't pick your relatives.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | January 7, 2011 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Above comment is disgraceful. You are in our thoughts Ed, as your family has to deal with this tragedy, if it is your brother who is missing.

Posted by: jeiken | January 7, 2011 6:54 PM | Report abuse

That's a tough river to swim.....

Posted by: Jsuf | January 7, 2011 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Above comment is not disgraceful. I'm sorry for Ed Reed, but this is not a tragedy. A tragedy is someone crossing the street and getting run down by a drunk and stoned driver and the driver getting a slap on the wrist(typical Raven scum). Jumping into a river to avoid the cops is stupidity.

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | January 7, 2011 7:57 PM | Report abuse

clandestinetomcat & RobInVaBeach. I cannot believe you two. The tragedy is for the family who has to go through this. Your comments say a lot about your relationships and upbringing.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | January 7, 2011 10:18 PM | Report abuse

If Ed could have caught him he could have lateraled him to the riverbank. He laterals way too much.

Posted by: DaMan2 | January 7, 2011 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Two of the first four comments are indeed disgraceful.

Posted by: seanmg | January 7, 2011 11:26 PM | Report abuse

to RCC and the last commenter, it's sad, but not a tragedy. look up the definition of tragedy.

Posted by: destewar | January 8, 2011 2:12 AM | Report abuse

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