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Eagles owner, wife divorcing

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On Easter Sunday in 2010, the Eagles surprised the NFL by trading quarterback Donovan McNabb.  On Independence Day 2012, the Eagles have unveiled another surprise.

Owner Jeffrey Lurie announced that he and his wife, Christina, are divorcing after 20 years of marriage.

According to Susan Snyder and Bob Warner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a letter to employees emphasizes that the divorce will have no impact on the team or the organization.  The letter states that the couple “would remain close friends” and will “continue to work together as partners.”

“This was not a decision made easily or without deep consideration for each other, our children and our extended families,” the Luries said.  “But it is one we have reached mutually and with the greatest respect for each other and each of our roles in our work here at the Eagles.”

Jeffrey Lurie previously was a filmmaker.  He met Christina in the late ’80s, when she was an associate producer on one of Lurie’s movies.

The couple purchased the Eagles in 1994.

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19 Responses to “Eagles owner, wife divorcing”
  1. icdogg says: Jul 4, 2012 11:46 PM

    Odd piece of trivia: Christina Lurie was born Lori Weiss. When she married, she changed her first name as well as her last because she did not want to be Lori Lurie.

  2. nerdyturdy says: Jul 4, 2012 11:48 PM

    I’ll marry either one of you for half of the Eagles.

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:03 AM

    If only the eagles owner would divorce the Eagles….

  4. rajbais says: Jul 5, 2012 12:09 AM

    Typical Hollywood guy: said his vows, kissed the bride, and now comes the divorce papers!!!

    At least this isn’t Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes!!! Tom not Suri’s real dad???

    Lurie’s off-season shall be nicknamed “Summer Splits”!!!!

    First came Joe Banner, now the wife!!!!

    Who’s next, Andy Reid???

  5. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 5, 2012 12:21 AM

    You can make enough to buy a football team by producing movies like VI Warshawski?

    Where do I sign up?

    (Incidentally, Foxfire is a must see for anyone who enjoyed Angelina Jolie pre-anorexia)

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 5, 2012 12:24 AM

    “I told you more than once. Make me wear this goddamn hat one more time, and I’m outta here!”.

  7. sloiggles says: Jul 5, 2012 12:37 AM

    They both say the right things now…but we won’t know whether this develops into a problem for a while. I just don’t want dysfunction like the Dodgers. >:o

  8. mnajb says: Jul 5, 2012 1:06 AM

    She can HAVE the defense!! Hey-ooo!

  9. flyerscup2010 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:26 AM

    hard to remain close friends with someone you’ve seen naked after you’ve decided you don’t want to see them naked anymore

  10. mjkelly77 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:28 AM

    Should have had her sign a pre-nup.

  11. noodlecbs says: Jul 5, 2012 2:20 AM

    I guess she got tired of being associated with losing…..1960 and counting.

  12. bbk1000 says: Jul 5, 2012 6:13 AM

    It was Easter 2010 when the Eagles traded McNabb??

    That seems like a lifetime ago.

  13. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Jul 5, 2012 9:25 AM

    In a related story, Jeff Laurie and Andy Reid have recently announced theire upcoming wedding. It will be on the 50 yard line at the home opener.

    Divorce and sports ownership never ends well .
    Maybe Magic Johnson will buy the Eagle’s and save this franchise as well.

  14. jenniferxxx says: Jul 5, 2012 9:26 AM

    She stated as a reason that ‘much like the Eagles, he can’t close the deal’.

  15. nfloracle says: Jul 5, 2012 10:03 AM

    Time to trade her in for a younger model.

    That’s what Tom Cruise has in mind, too, now that Katie’s outfoxed him.

  16. CKL says: Jul 5, 2012 11:54 AM

    What will happen next week? Sean Payton will move in with her? Beth Payton will move in with Lurie?

  17. oldbyrd says: Jul 5, 2012 12:45 PM

    It’s ashame. Both have helped to make The Eagles a first class organization. Some of remember way back to the Brahman days. I wish them both the best.

  18. oilers101 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    wonder when you will be posting up when your wife will divorce you i give it within a year

  19. materialman80 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:41 PM

    She didn’t want to have to pretend to root for the Eagles any longer….she just couldn’t do it anymore because they suck.

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