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When Eagles signed Michael Vick, Lurie's wife was involved

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.

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45 Responses to “When Eagles signed Michael Vick, Lurie's wife was involved”
  1. purpleguy says: Jul 21, 2010 10:07 AM

    Geez. It makes you wonder what Daniel Snyder’s wife’s involvment is with the Skins.

  2. kingkenley says: Jul 21, 2010 10:07 AM

    UMMMMMMMMMMMM #WHOCARES ?

  3. jj jones says: Jul 21, 2010 10:17 AM

    PFTMZ

  4. -Slap- says: Jul 21, 2010 10:17 AM

    Spin control. Like anyone with half a brain, she sees the sadistic little prick imploding and she’s trying to distance herself from him now. If she had any integrity or class she would have pulled the plug on signing the sick freak in the first place.

  5. ashley76 says: Jul 21, 2010 10:18 AM

    Ummm…. I thought this was a known fact. In fact didn’t Lurie mention this at the Vick press conference when they signed him?

  6. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jul 21, 2010 10:21 AM

    what the hell? since when did men read the Inquirer

  7. realitypolice says: Jul 21, 2010 10:21 AM

    I’ll bet she was ;-)

  8. Fed up says: Jul 21, 2010 10:22 AM

    Philadelphia is corrupt.

  9. smellsdelicious says: Jul 21, 2010 10:22 AM

    this is some hard hitting, quality filled journalism. good work guys. nice hustle…

  10. jwill007 says: Jul 21, 2010 10:24 AM

    yeah yeah yeah….your hate for Vick continues….I hope this never hits home to some of these media people who report like their lives are perfect..It would be interesting to see how quickly they contradict themselves…..

  11. mama tried says: Jul 21, 2010 10:24 AM

    OK, does this mean she didn’t want them to sign vick? Please clarify!

  12. PurpleNGold says: Jul 21, 2010 10:32 AM

    It seems like the Eagles are the only NFL team that will ever have him.

  13. Bob Nelson says: Jul 21, 2010 10:34 AM

    Signing a convicted felon and member of organized crime had “social ramifications” and how the Eagles were “perceived in the community”.
    As the only stadium with a courtroom and a jail those things also have social ramifications and how the Eagles are perceived in the community.
    It all confirms the perception of the community.

  14. db3300 says: Jul 21, 2010 10:35 AM

    “yeah yeah yeah….your hate for Vick continues…”
    As does 99% of all NFL fans. The guy is an a-h0le but he’s a good fit in Philly because the city is a stain on the rest of the country. I’d rather spend time in lovely downtown Detroit than ever set foot in Philadelphia again.

  15. Cleg says: Jul 21, 2010 10:35 AM

    But the Eagles are the Gold Standard of the NFL and can do no wrong.

  16. TheOne says: Jul 21, 2010 10:36 AM

    Well she is dumb then, and so are the Eagles. Vick sucks, he always has and will. He was never a good QB, maybe kick returner, or speedy RB.

  17. realitypolice says: Jul 21, 2010 10:36 AM

    jwill007 says:
    July 21, 2010 10:24 AM
    yeah yeah yeah….your hate for Vick continues….I hope this never hits home to some of these media people who report like their lives are perfect..It would be interesting to see how quickly they contradict themselves…..
    =======================
    Please point out one single word in this article that shows “hate” for Vick.

  18. Meat Tuperello says: Jul 21, 2010 10:40 AM

    Does she secretly like purple crayons?
    It was a stupid signing, no matter who they want to blame.

  19. Fed up says: Jul 21, 2010 10:41 AM

    Go Cowboys!
    Eagles suck! HA!

  20. realitypolice says: Jul 21, 2010 10:42 AM

    Bob Nelson says:
    July 21, 2010 10:34 AM
    Signing a convicted felon and member of organized crime had “social ramifications” and how the Eagles were “perceived in the community”.
    As the only stadium with a courtroom and a jail those things also have social ramifications and how the Eagles are perceived in the community.
    It all confirms the perception of the community.
    =======================
    There is no courtroom or jail in the new stadium, which has been in use since 2003. There was, but it was eliminated in 2004 because it hadn’t been used.
    At least you didn’t lamely reference the booing of Santa Claus, which occurred 40 years ago and was done because the Santa Claus weighed about 140 pounds and appeared to be drunk.
    BTW- I’m not an Eagles fan, just prefer people to at least attempt to get their facts straight.

  21. salmen76 says: Jul 21, 2010 10:47 AM

    Could be that Christina Lurie is sweet on Mikey. I mean, its a known fact that girls like “Bad Boys” alot more than the boring goodie-2-shoe variety. And he’s young and strong. I bet she believes that Mikey could bring the woman out in her alot better than old Jeffrey can. Fact: There’s no substitute for youth.

  22. TheDPR says: Jul 21, 2010 10:50 AM

    Wait, she WANTED the dogkilla on the team for societal reasons? What sort of messed-up society does she run with?

  23. garrettmustgo says: Jul 21, 2010 10:57 AM

    HAHAHHA This goves the name EAGIRLS new meaning … hahahaha
    Eagles suck..
    Go Boys

  24. JimmySmith says: Jul 21, 2010 10:57 AM

    Maybe she hates dogs too and is proud of Vick, how else do you describe such poor judgement?

  25. Shorty98 says: Jul 21, 2010 11:09 AM

    So when does F0otball start so we can have something of “QUALITY” to read.

  26. olcap says: Jul 21, 2010 11:20 AM

    Wonder if there’s been a test for herpes…

  27. texline says: Jul 21, 2010 11:27 AM

    She likes it dog style.

  28. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Jul 21, 2010 11:29 AM

    More spin control is all. Trying to make the decision to sign him look like it was based on trying to rehab him than expect anything on the field. It’s pretty obvious his on th field contributions will be
    minimal, have to find some other way to justify the signing.
    Going down as one of the worst football decisions ever, right up there with paying Haynseworth a huge contract.
    NFC Least continues to set the standard.

  29. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jul 21, 2010 11:38 AM

    I went to one Eagles-Cows game a few years ago.
    A knife fight broke out in the parking lot and the “fans” were a crazed bunch of drunks that took their losing too hard.
    Snowballs tossed at a bad Santa didn’t come close to that mess.
    I have also been to plenty of Eagles games both that the Linc and the Vet, The fans there never came close to the Dallas fans for being low lifes

  30. MdEagle says: Jul 21, 2010 11:41 AM

    This was a repost of information known about a month after the Vick signing? C’mon PFT.

  31. numberfour says: Jul 21, 2010 11:43 AM

    sounds vaguely textual.

  32. Mike Vick: Pet Detective says: Jul 21, 2010 11:46 AM

    Mrs. Lurie’s favorite movie is Mandingo.

  33. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 21, 2010 11:52 AM

    DB33, good we don’t need pussies like you in our city with your purple shoes and rainbow flags.
    I bet you never played a down in your life you fruitcake
    I love how so many people choose to bash Vick for what he did 5 years ago & already served time. // his actions were disgusting and he deserved prison. But let go.
    there are so many scumbags in the league that get multiple DWi’s , take steroids, beat women , get drunk and just beat people, involved in murders and robberies and countless other treacheries.
    But no one says anything about that. They keep beating the Vick drum.
    Get a life you worthless pricks, there’s so much more out there for you to make pathetic unfunny comments on. You shouldn’t limit your snide unintelligent opinions to just one man..

  34. notorious_buc says: Jul 21, 2010 12:22 PM

    True, myeaglescantwin. I think Vick’s a hemorrhoid on society and doesn’t deserve the privilege of playing in the league, but other miscreants didn’t inspire the same witch-hunt (see Little, Leonard).
    On a side note, the Luries recently inquired about a possible work-release program for Rae Carruth.

  35. TexasBubba says: Jul 21, 2010 12:25 PM

    Bubba knows someone that was in prison with Vick he said that vick might have been a QB on the outside but in prison he started out as a tight end but left as a wide receiver

  36. Donna says: Jul 21, 2010 12:42 PM

    May be she thought he would come back with a vengance. After all they still traded the McNabbster and are still up in the air about their QB position.
    She might have thought he would want to prove himself and regain some notariety within the NFL community. Had it worked out, she probably got him cheaper than she would have another QB.

  37. Ratpee says: Jul 21, 2010 12:59 PM

    “Guess who is coming to dinner?”

  38. dreamer says: Jul 21, 2010 1:10 PM

    Mrs. Lurie sounds like a fine individual. You go Mrs. Lurie. Society too often tries to write off these troubled Africans. They’re trying to do the best they can, but they often find trouble. It’s comforting to know we have people like Mrs. Lurie who’s willing to overlook tragedy to lend a helping hand.

  39. AlphaQ2 says: Jul 21, 2010 1:32 PM

    As of this point, Vick is the most proven QB on that roster. That is just the way it is…

  40. TexasBubba says: Jul 21, 2010 1:35 PM

    dreamer
    that sound as if dripping with sarcasm.

  41. CAP2255 says: Jul 21, 2010 1:51 PM

    there are so many scumbags in the league that get multiple DWi’s , take steroids, beat women , get drunk and just beat people, involved in murders and robberies and countless other treacheries.
    ============================
    I think the league has cleaned up a little bit, though. Most of the ‘scumbags’ you referenced seem to be members of the Cowboys’ championship teams.

  42. Blackbeard says: Jul 21, 2010 2:07 PM

    There is no truth to the rumor that Ms Lurie was the shooter at Vick’s birthday party, even though the video clearly shows her “I like Mike” bumper sticker on her car…

  43. bigrig says: Jul 21, 2010 2:08 PM

    The owner’s wife making football decisions? It all makes sense now.
    Let it be truly noted that on 7/21/2010, Eagles fans lost all rights to trash talk any other team.
    If Jeffrey were to grow a pair, maybe his [or his wife's] team wouldn’t be in this Vick mess.
    Vick mess: no on field production, off field baggage, public relations nightmare.

  44. mekono says: Jul 21, 2010 2:21 PM

    ….yawn

  45. Steeler fans are tools says: Jul 21, 2010 2:33 PM

    notorious_buc says:
    July 21, 2010 12:22 PM
    True, myeaglescantwin. I think Vick’s a hemorrhoid on society and doesn’t deserve the privilege of playing in the league, but other miscreants didn’t inspire the same witch-hunt (see Little, Leonard).
    On a side note, the Luries recently inquired about a possible work-release program for Rae Carruth.
    ————————————-
    Terriffic

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