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Brian Reed, Brother of Ravens' Ed Reed, Reportedly Missing

Jan 7, 2011 – 6:56 PM
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Ed ReedBrian Reed, brother of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (right), has been missing since early Friday after trying to evade police in Louisiana.

Police said that Reed took off running when officers were handcuffing him near the frigid Mississippi River. He was pursued for a short time before bounding into the river and swimming out approximately 15 feet, according to police. Police saw him go under water and resurface, but they have yet to see him again. Police and family members have been waiting to see if he returns to the banks. The water was estimated to be around 40 degrees.

"I'm hoping he's not in the water," Karen Reed, mother of Ed and Brian, told WWL TV. "If he is, it's going to be up."

Authorities called off the search Saturday, according to reports.

Brian Reed was stopped for allegedly running another driver off the road, and it was later determined that he was driving a stolen car. Reed's mother, however, disputed that claim.

Ed Reed and the Ravens will face the Chiefs in Kansas City Sunday. The safety told ESPN he expects to be in the lineup as usual.

"My brother loved football," he said. "He would want me to play."
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