On Friday, a feud suddenly emerged between Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and former Eagles president (and current Browns CEO) Joe Banner. Lurie believes Banner has been criticizing Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman, and Banner denies it.
The strangest aspect of the situation is that Lurie didn’t take the spat public as a last resort, but as his first move.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Lurie raised no concerns privately with Banner before accusing Banner via comments to CSNPhilly.com of planting negative information about Roseman.
It’s a sign of a serious fracture in a relationship that lasted 44 years, and it suggests that Banner’s departure from Philly was far less amicable than believed. Here’s hoping that they find a way to work things out.
Then again, maybe it’s better for our business if they don’t.