Frank Reich Arrested Rumor Debunked: Why Is Fired Coach Trending?

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Rumors about the arrest of professional football coach Frank Reich have been spreading following his recent exit as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. 

Reich had taken up the position of the head coach of the Panthers earlier this year. As the team continued performing poorly under his leadership in the ongoing season, the club fired him on November 27.

While the fans are still busy trolling him online, the fired coach is trending on the Internet because of his supposed arrest. But is it true? Read this article further to find out!

American Professional Football Coach Frank Reich
American Professional Football Coach Frank Reich (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Frank Michael Reich, better known as Frank Reich, is an American professional football coach. He last served as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Before joining the Panthers in January 2023, he was a head coach for the Indianapolis Colts for around five years.

Frank previously worked as a coach in different positions for several teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Analyzing his overall record, people consider him more successful as a professional player than as a coach.

Frank Reich Arrested Rumor Debunked: Why Is Fired Coach Trending?

The Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper announced the firing of Frank Reich on November 27. With this, Reich’s tenure with the Panthers came to an end with a record of 1-10, one of the worst records in NFL history.

After this recent event, it is understandable that people wondering what will happen next in his NFL journey are searching about him on the internet. Surprisingly, Reich is currently trending for a different reason.

Carolina Panthers Only Played 11 Matches With Frank Reich As Their Head Coach
Carolina Panthers Only Played 11 Matches With Frank Reich As Their Head Coach (Source: Wikipedia)

Recently, there have been some articles about his arrest online, but none of them claim it is true. Similarly, people are posting clips on TikTok and Twitter (now X) captioning, “Frank Reich has been arrested.”

However, there is no verified report about his arrest. In fact, Reich does not even have a criminal history and he has never been kept in custody in his entire life.

Little On Frank Reich’s Playing Career

Frank Reich played professional football as a quarterback for several teams in the NFL for over a decade. He began his NFL career after the Buffalo Bills chose him in the third round of the 1985 draft.

Born in Free Port, New York, Frank played baseball, football, and basketball while in school.

Frank Reich Played For The Panthers In The 1995 NFL Season
Frank Reich Played For The Panthers In The 1995 NFL Season (Source: AthlonSports. com)

After graduating from Cedar Crest High School, he enrolled in the University of Maryland where he played collegiate football for the Terrapins as a backup quarterback to future NFL star Boomer Esiason.

Reich remained a backup quarterback for the NFL teams for most of his playing career. Although he stayed with the Bills for almost a decade, he started his first game only in 1989, after the starting QB Jim Kelly took a rest following a shoulder injury.

After the Bills released him in 1994, he played league games for three other teams, including the Carolina Panthers, the New York Jets, and the Detroit Lions. 

Reich eventually retired after the 1998 NFL season. Speaking about him in 2014, the famous football executive Bill Polian called him the greatest quarterback in NFL history.

Yaman Bhattarai
Yaman Bhattarai

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