Report: Luries Reach Divorce Settlement That Will Give Christina “Sizable Chunk” of Eagles

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Good morning. The Eagles play tonight, so let’s talk about divorce proceedings.

Jeffrey and Christina Lurie, who stealthily announced their divorce about a month ago, have reportedly reached a settlement that will give “a sizable chunk” of the team to Christina. 

The always reliable Page Six of the NY Post reports:

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and his wife of 20 years, Christina, have quietly settled their divorce, sources exclusively tell Page Six — and the former Hollywood producer turned NFL mogul has agreed to hand her a sizable chunk of the team, which they bought in 1994 and is currently worth more than $1 billion. We hear the final court papers could be filed as early as next week. Christina, also a filmmaker who with Jeffrey won an Oscar in 2011 for “Inside Job,” had previously insisted the team was a “partnership for the two of us” and she has been heavily involved in the organization. In July, the couple sent a letter to employees stating they would “continue to work together as partners,” despite speculation the divorce could divide the team and reports she wanted to spend more time in LA for filmmaking. An Eagles rep declined to comment last night.

 

Fun.

This certainly doesn’t seem like the situation the Dodgers had a few years ago when its then owners, the McCourts, were caught up in a messy mccourt battle. Heyyo!

When the Luries announced the divorce (conveniently on the Fourth of July), they made it clear that they would continue to work together as they shared ownership of the Eagles. No further details beyond what was reported by the Post, but I’m sure you’ll be hearing more soon.

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43 Comments

  • NickFromGermantown August 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    So when do we get Kelly Green back?

  • Chance- Vice President in Command of the GnA Falcons August 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I can only imagine the hot 20 something new GF Big Jeff will have in the near future a la Robert Kraft

  • FACE August 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Kelly greens FTW!!! LET’S GO!
    o.O

  • Eric Bruntlett's Grey Beard August 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

    shit bro this is not good soon christina will have the team wearing eco friendly light pink jersey’s and will sign aj feely to a 10 year contract because of his strong jawline…..

  • listen to the beta phase August 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

    eric is right! fuck! kiss the kelly green jerseys goodbye if shes callin shots.

  • Chance- Vice President in Command of the GnA Falcons August 9, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I might make a play for Kristina & try to date her

  • Steve From Philly August 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    She deserves it.
    She’s done so much.
    Yuck.

  • Candy from the Oak August 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I heard jeffrey was hitting on Reid’s daughters at the funeral

  • Horseface Hughes August 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Still waiting for Jeff to get a weave and cover up his horrible Kramer hair..

  • Hipster Dave August 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Candy from the Oak is a POS. Show some respect, loser

  • KyleSucks August 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I propose that Kyle change the name of this blog to “Six Degrees of Philly Sports” to reflect the tangential gossip that he mostly posts.

  • Candy from the Oak August 9, 2012 at 10:00 am

    @ hipster dave is that you on the cover of the daily news

  • Matt Houser- The Stroker Ace August 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

    @KyleSucks- Get off the site if you don’t like it, p*ssy!!!!!
    @Candy- You serious????

  • Matt Houser- The Stroker Ace August 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

    looks like Big Scott Pa on the cover of the DN

  • ThePhillyFlash August 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I could care less about jersey colors, just as long as Jeff and Christina didn’t turn their separation into a four alarm catastrophe, a la the McCourts. That’s good enough for me.

  • Candy from the Oak August 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hbo want to do hard knocks at the eagles camp but Jeffrey said he didn’t want the divorce on tv. Smh

  • Ron Hipple August 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I heard Jeff got caught cheating on her

  • Donnie Downer August 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

    How long before the team relocates to LA?

  • matt August 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Good maybe she’ll have the stones to fire Reid if this season goes in the shitter

  • Pete H. August 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Jeeze, this comment section went down the shitter in a hurry.

  • DaHurricane August 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Donnie: I am kinda sorta worried about that too. Nickle$ joining the Browns has me a little less worried though.

  • Kramer August 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I actually got my haircut idea from him.

  • Tweetgarrett August 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Let’s get the conversation back to the real issue – the color of the jerseys.
    What will this mean for the Eagles Jerseys?
    A) Back to Kelly Green
    B) Midnight Green (outside of Philly a.k.a Teal)
    C) Something totally different
    I’m pulling for A – classic. Teal makes us look like an arena football expansion team; leave teal to the Jags.

  • The Taggart House August 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    $15 all you can eat & drink at the Taggart house for Eagles games this season.

  • Steve From Philly August 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    @Matt – Birds could go 1-15 this year and Reid comes back anyway.
    Sunday solidified that.

  • IguodalaIsBetterThanMelo August 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    They need to go back to the Chuck Bednarick Eagles Jersey that they played in during the 2010 opener.

  • Rich August 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Lol Nice Mike

  • Walter Sobchak August 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Shut the fuck up, Donnie.

  • Charlie Reese August 9, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Lurie is such a Jew, losing this $$ has to be killing him!!!

  • Frank August 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GOOD I hate that ass hole

  • west palm beach divorce lawyer August 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    The gesture is impeccably funny. That is one for the ages it seems, what a way to celebrate by winning a favorable settlement.

  • Renata August 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Wow how time flies by it seems like only yesterday you all were liltte..wish God would let us go back in time and do things right and know what was ahead of us so we wouldnt make the same mistakes. Its funny how close you all were back then.I blame myself for everything You and Sarahs daughter dressed alot alike on your first days of school Time hasnt changed styles that much has it. I hope she had as much fun as you all did on your first day..I can remember all of you coming home telling of the kids in your class..but You Amanda had to come home and say mommy noone talked about the news ..

  • Leanne August 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    09.15.10 at 1:46 amBig HankHow much longer are we going to hate this guy? He made a huge and inuhamne mistake, showed lack of class, humanity, sound judgement and flat out decency. But he paid dairly for these mistakes and from what I hear is trying to rebuild his life. Since when did we become so judgmental and self rightous that we can’t give another person a second chance? Not to diminish at all what he did; but we have murderes, child molesters, wife beaters, drug dealers/addicts, cheaters, hypocrits and other filt still roaming in celebrity, sports, entertainment, political and even religious circles? Come on, he is not running for office or anything like that; whatever he accomplishes on the football field, should only matter to his team and fans. But it will not change nor influence our lives one bit, which is more than I can say for some other scum who have received a second chance!! Let’s get it together now, and let’s be real here.

  • Liong August 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    As a Cowboys fan, I hate both of those teams, but I admit that the Eagles have a solid chance. They’ve piekcd up a very good cornerback from New England a week ago, a excellent new left tackle, and they drafted very well. The only issue they have is that they’ve repeatedly reached the NFC championship game lost, so we’ll see. I have less faith in Washington’s chances. They have a tremendous defense, but the offense is not impressive. They had trouble scoring last season, and then spent 100 million their top draft pick on more defense. Not to mention, they tried to get rid of their young quarterback all offseason, which likely will have a negative effect on him. They generally start out well then collapse in the second half of the season. So if you are choosing between those 2, go for Philly, but be prepared for heartache, because they always contend, but have never won the Super Bowl.

  • Puji August 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Interesting viewpoints and well wtriten article though I am struck that there is absolutely no option to fire AR although him resigning may be a techicality on that riff. Puzzling that a coach of a team who has gone 1-7 at home and has lost both the fans and the players is untouchable. We’ve seen a coach hire a DL coach before a DC hire an overmatched and inexperienced DC, been unable to get Michael Vick to progress for about a full season now going back to this time last year, and a coach make a mountain of poor decisions going back quite a while now. Every loss (really every game except the Dallas game) has a litany of mistakes and lack of adjustments and lack of ability to get his team to play. Really can’t go through everything, it would be a mini book. What did they have 10 or 11 penalties against an unscary Arizona team? This is not even mentioning Reid will be going into his 14th season if he is here next year. I’m puzzled by anyone that thinks he is untouchable. Furthermore, what exactly is it that the Eagles have to lose ? There’s no one else that can go better than 3-6 with these vets and young players? Just don’t get any comment whereby he is absolutely untouchable yet he has not won a championship in 13 years and is 3-6.

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  • Susana August 22, 2012 at 1:51 am

    The Eagles and McNabb are the real deal. I know it’s still early, but their offense looks great deptise not having Stallworth at all or Westbrook for most of the game.The Cowboys looked scared. How about TO’a alligator arms across the middle and his blow ups on the sidelines? TO in Dallas! Couldn’t have happened better if I scripted it myself. He’ll explode with Bledsoe as his QB! Just wait Steve. Bledsoe might as well have been a statue. I was waiting for pigeons to perch on him behind center.Looking forward to the second meeting on Christmas Day. CHristmas came early in Philly with a win over the hated Cowboys and sole possession of first place in the NFC East.

  • Storm August 22, 2012 at 2:00 am

    In defense of Steven, sure he’s a coelpmte homer but that’s part of what makes this show so great. I get so sick of the so-called experts and their supposed objectivity. Being a homer is one of the best parts of football (or any other sport) and Steven’s blind loyalty to the Cowboys makes from some pretty entertaining podcasts. Even if it did bother me, I’d much rather listen to Steven going on about Dallas then a some schmuck in a suit on ESPN who’s proud of having no loyalties.

  • Mahouy August 22, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Well I can’t wait to hear Steven’s reaction to this game later tngoiht! LOL! I enjoy these podcasts very much but Steven is way too biased when it comes to his Cowboys and doesn’t give Philly nearly enough credit. I mean, this is a team Steven predicted MAYBE woudl win 7-8 games prior to the start of the season! LOL! Was that astute football observation or wishful thinking? Chris

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