The latest installment in the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s series examining the people who run the Philadelphia Eagles focuses on Christina Lurie, the wife of owner Jeffrey Lurie. And it reveals an interesting detail about the one time Christina Lurie had some say on a football decision.
The Inquirer story details all the ways Christina Lurie is involved in the Eagles, portraying her as someone who cares deeply about the team but who views her role as separate from the jobs of the players and coaches. But the paper reports that there was one exception to that, one time in the 17 years the Luries have owned the team, when Christina Lurie did have say in a football decision: The decision to sign Michael Vick.
According to the Inquirer, the Vick signing was the exception to Christina Lurie’s policy of having no say in football decisions, because the signing of Vick, who had recently been released from prison, had social ramifications.
And how the Eagles are perceived by the community is important to Christina Lurie.
It would be interesting to know, then, whether Christina Lurie would also have some say about whether Vick plays for the Eagles in 2010. Christina Lurie isn’t saying anything publicly about Vick, but with respect to Vick, her opinion apparently carries weight behind the scenes.