Who secretly taped Jeffrey Lurie’s comments about the President?

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Monday’s item in the New York Times regarding the Eagles’ negotiations with the White House regarding the traditional visit by the Super Bowl champions buried the story’s most interesting fact: Someone secretly taped Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie during last October’s ownership meeting regarding the anthem issue and provided the recording to the Times.

“Many of us have no interest in supporting President Trump,” Lurie said. “Yes, there are some. There are some players who do, too. But this is not where you brandish a group of people because they own assets in a sport we love, supporting what many of us perceive as, you know, one f–king disastrous presidency. Don’t quote me.”

Lurie wasn’t quoted. He was taped, saying inflammatory things about the president. Obviously without Lurie’s knowledge. And that wasn’t the headline.

It should have been, and Lurie should be upset. Who taped it? Was it another owner? Was it someone from the league office? Was it one of the players who attended the meeting at the invitation of ownership?

While it’s not a legal issue (New York is a one-party state), the notion that someone secretly recorded Lurie and gave it to the Times raises significant trust issues between Lurie and whoever it was that recorded his words and handed it to the media.

109 responses to “Who secretly taped Jeffrey Lurie’s comments about the President?

  1. I mean he should be upset, anything said in the confidence of a ballroom filled with a couple hundred mostly strangers, should never get beyond the walls of that ballroom. Can’t trust anyone these days.

  2. Makes you wonder what else has been recorded in the past. I guess the NFL will have to start sweeping for bugs.

  3. thegreatgabbert says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I mean he should be upset, anything said in the confidence of a ballroom filled with a couple hundred mostly strangers, should never get beyond the walls of that ballroom. Can’t trust anyone these days.
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    Too bad the current POTUS doesn’t understand this at his Southern Whitehouse and hotel in DC…

  4. What Florio, no Seinfeld refererence of “a low rumple, a metallic squink, a galonk, and someone crying out, Dear God!” on the tape?

  5. I’m curious if the leak came from the same source who leaked Bob McNairs comments. They are two opposite ends of the spectrum and both are being thrown under the bus. Is it the same person. Or Are there multiple people recording? (Why can’t Football season just be here)

  6. Lurie must feel a little like the president. But atleast he’s not having every word and daily action litigated to slow and stonewall his day to day operations of the Eagles.

  7. Economy is doing well, illegal immigration is down, going to denuclearize north korea. Yes- a total disaster

  8. Peoples Republic of PFT says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    Jeff, let’s see how things playout in N Korea…he got them to stop testing and to the table.
    ================

    Really? The reason N. Korea stopped testing is because they don’t need to test anymore. They’ve got their nukes.
    Now all they want is a seat at the big-boy table. Also, the summit meeting was brokered by South Korea. Not Trump.

  9. By the way, im a republican and am embarrasssed trump is in my party. The man lies and lies and lies. I voted for him by the way and all he has done is let me down. I would have never voted for Hillary but clearly we can find someone better.

  10. cobrala2 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Jelly of Philly.
    people can’t stand the Eagles are the new gold standard.
    ——————————————————–
    Relax, pal. You won one, good for you, but no one is looking to Philly as the gold standard for anything. You should really try to act like you’ve been there before (even though you haven’t).

  11. The Liberals’ heads are going to explode when Trump receives the Nobel Peace prize for normalizing relations with North Korea

  12. Perhaps Lurie or any of these anti-Trump people can supply ONE, just ONE, factual example of how President Trump is a disaster/worse president in the history of the US.

  13. nhpats says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    The Liberals’ heads are going to explode when Trump receives the Nobel Peace prize for normalizing relations with North Korea

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    Just like Conservatives’ heads exploded when Obama won it for… ummmm… when he accomplished… errrr… what exactly did he do to deserve that prize again?

  14. So Lurie is a snowflake, pretty sure everyone knew that already….. nothing to see here

  15. I really can’t believe there are pro trump people left-
    the environment non-protection alone should put a distaste for him

  16. “Perhaps Lurie or any of these anti-Trump people can supply ONE, just ONE, factual example of how President Trump is a disaster/worse president in the history of the US.”

    No one said he was the worse (your word) President in the history of the U.S.

    But he has no understanding of global economics, he pays hush money to porn actresses, lies every time he speaks (about ridiculous things), practices diplomacy like Sonny Corleone…

    Want more?

  17. I don’t know who taped him but Belichick has the first smile on his face since losing the Super Bowl.

  18. I thought Lurie showed great restraint.

    He could’ve/should’ve thrown around some more colorful adjectives.

    The snowflake lemmings who support the dotard who is currently in chief will always be on the wrong side of history.

    The orange faced payaso is a disaster and the simpletons that prop him up are even worse.

    Now go watch Hannity.

  19. Cmoney49 49 says:

    Trump is garbage and so are his supporters.
    ==============================================

    This snobbish, immature, hate fulled attitude is one major reason Hillary lost.

  20. The Drumphers who continue to misuse the term, “snowflake” need to research the origin of the term.

    Initially reserved for neo nazi/skinhead/sheet starching types, the term has been hijacked by the snowflakes and flipped in traditional playground fashion, as in…”No I’m not, you are!”

    Sad little snowflakes.

  21. @ zeke2517: TRUMP didn’t pay that hussy a dime. Fact.

    no understandng of global economics? Why, because he’s focused on not allowing all these other countries to sandbag the US anymore?

    Lies EVERYTIME he speaks? Supply an example.

    Thought so.

    Hack.

  22. udjets says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    Who cares, the guy was 100% right.

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    I agree, if the info was 100% correct then how it got out is not important. If you find your behavior embarassing then change it, dont just get mad that people found out about it. I wish the DNC could come to understand that.

  23. Michael E is supporting the poster boy for snobbery then judges those who he deems snobbish.

    Sounds about right for those who dwell in an alternate universe.

    Trump is a clown, his supporters are lemmings.

  24. mullman76 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:37 pm
    The Drumphers who continue to misuse the term, “snowflake” need to research the origin of the term.

    Initially reserved for neo nazi/skinhead/sheet starching types, the term has been hijacked by the snowflakes and flipped in traditional playground fashion, as in…”No I’m not, you are!”

    Sad little snowflakes.
    ———————————

    Lol, keep telling yourself that. The young liberals gave themselves that name. I know facts are hard sometimes but it fits perfectly for people that can’t handle the truth. Snowflake.

  25. It’s funny what people call a disastrous presidency considering the record economic growth, record low unemployment for African Americans and Latinos, record stock levels, lower taxes for all Americans and record drops in poverty.

    This isn’t even counting what’s been accomplished with north Korea, China and ISIS.

    All of this under 2 years with the left fighting every step of the way against propesirty.

    Watch out, he may go down as one of the best ever.

  26. Hes not wrong. Trump is a disaster.

    331 290 Rate This
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    Can’t believe 290 people don’t think this guy is a disaster. I guess if the average iq of the USA is 100, you’ve got to have a bunch of people below that to negate all of the intelligent folks.

  27. SO let me guess, you bozos will now boycott the Eagles because Lurie told the truth? Yawn..

  28. Russian Agents did the taping and a former MI6 operative was used to get it to the press. The FBI has no record of any meeting and yet has determined that the President or at least some associates are colluding to onduley influence the owner’s ability to keep from having to hire players who kneel during the National Anthem.

  29. eaglesmaina says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    It is a shame how all businesses are thriving under the current president.

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    All businesses like who? And were these businesses thriving before Trump?

  30. It doesn’t matter. The Eagles just won their first Super Bowl, and they have, easily, the most diehard fans of any NFL team. Short of molesting children, there’s not much Lurie could do to hurt his business at this point.

  31. So if you say bad things about the President you’re a Snowflake … did it work that way for Obama? I bet not.

  32. You trump supporters are hilarious… I ask you guys to name me one thing that he has accomplished?

    – He inherited a great economy
    – The stock market was rising to all time highs before he became president
    – The unemployment rate was steadily falling before he took office.
    – The tax plan was created by congress and trump just signed it.

    Meanwhile..

    – Trump colluded with Russia is under federal investigation
    – Trump vacations every week
    – Trump paid a porn star to keep her hushed
    – Trump spends most of his waking hours tweeting about the liberal media
    – No one wants to work for Trump as his cabinet is a revolving clown show

    How is this not a disaster?

  33. NBCsportsWillDeleteThisCommentAnyway… says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    mediasloppy it’s funny when someone strings together a bunch of buzz words that says absolutely nothing but people vote it up. I’m sure it was unintentional but kudos to you.
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    I’m not looking for kudos and buzz words. Read the article and put aside any bias. He was spot on and factual at the time he was recorded. I will agree with your statement about putting together buzz words that mean absolutely nothing. I read tweets and watch Sarah Sanders almost everyday of the week. I’m well aware what side of the line is most vocal here. I don’t care about up and down votes. I only care about facts…

  34. bvolke says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    Hes not wrong. Trump is a disaster.

    North Korea to the negotiating table. China pledges to open markets and respect intellectual property rights. Mexico open to fixing NAFTA. Putin sitting on his hands after promising to retaliate for any missle strike….. Sounds terrible right?

  35. terripet says:

    ++++++++++++++++
    Here, let me fix that for you.

    Trump is trying to be the most corrupt president ever but is actually pretty inept, not like the last president

  36. Weren’t the Eagles planning to ask to go to the White House? President little hands will retract the invitation…he’s a snowflake.

  37. Another Rich White Liberal…? Growing up I always thought Democrats were for the poor and Republicans were for Rich White Guys… Lately though doesn’t it seem like every Rich White guy voted for Hillary and hates Trump?…

  38. Educate yourselves and you’d see he’s not doing that bad of a job. What I’ve had enough is our liberal ran media and allowing people to continuously bash our president for this stupidest reasoning. Have had enough whimpering by our athletes “platforms”, and plan to re-elect him if he runs a 2nd term

  39. mackcarrington says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    Peoples Republic of PFT says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    Jeff, let’s see how things playout in N Korea…he got them to stop testing and to the table.
    ================

    Really? The reason N. Korea stopped testing is because they don’t need to test anymore. They’ve got their nukes.
    Now all they want is a seat at the big-boy table. Also, the summit meeting was brokered by South Korea. Not Trump.
    ——–
    Go easy on him. We both know they don’t cover facts or news on his channel.

    Jeff, give ’em *ell. Much respect to you for not spending a single moment with the obstructor in chief. It’s obvious to anyone who listens to facts that the only reason he ran for office was to enrich himself on our dime.

  40. stinkymcmulligan says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    Perhaps Lurie or any of these anti-Trump people can supply ONE, just ONE, factual example of how President Trump is a disaster/worse president in the history of the US.
    ————————————————–

    he has allowed the removal of 67 environmental regulations that will help speed up the sea levels rising and increase the temps on the planet. He has no respect for the DOJ. He lies constantly and has tried to undetermined the Russian collusion investigation where multiple indictments have been hand down. He has no respect for people of color. He has given tax cuts to the rich that will increase the deficit by over $1.5 trillion. I could gone on all night.

    trump cultist will be like the confederates in history, very negative traitors who fought against the USA.

    What happened to the trump trash boycotting the NFL? Why are you traitors reading about it if you are boycotting?

  41. What does Trump’s lawyer think about all this? I heard if you give Cohen $130k he will tell you all the Stormy details of what Lurie said!!!!

  42. pkrlvr says:

    Can’t believe 290 people don’t think this guy is a disaster. I guess if the average iq of the USA is 100, you’ve got to have a bunch of people below that to negate all of the intelligent folks.
    ===============================================

    If liberals were as intelligent as they tell themselves they are, they would have figured out why, since Obama was first elected, their party has lost over 1200 state seats, 14 governorships, the house, the senate and the oval office.

  43. milehighcityboss says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    You trump supporters are hilarious… I ask you guys to name me one thing that he has accomplished?

    – He inherited a great economy
    – The stock market was rising to all time highs before he became president
    – The unemployment rate was steadily falling before he took office.
    – The tax plan was created by congress and trump just signed it.

    Meanwhile..

    – Trump colluded with Russia is under federal investigation
    – Trump vacations every week
    – Trump paid a porn star to keep her hushed
    – Trump spends most of his waking hours tweeting about the liberal media
    – No one wants to work for Trump as his cabinet is a revolving clown show

    How is this not a disaster?
    “““““““““““““““““““““““`

    you forgot to add the tax plan will add $1.5 trillion to the debt
    the disastrous environmental deregulation that will negatively impact Americans for generations if not forever
    support for KKK and nazis

  44. mullman76 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    @liberalsruineverything: Swing and a miss, again.

    Nice try, little man.
    —————————————

    The urban dictionary 2016: Snowflake— An overly sensitive person, incapable of dealing with any opinions that differ from their own. These people can often be seen congregating in “safe zones” on college campuses.

  45. Sorry, you trump supporters who defend him..tell me how you feel about Charlotteville or the sht hole comment. That all happen towards people of color. But you say he’s a good president? Followers

  46. A disaster? If you call record stock market and a booming economy with a low unemployment rate most of us have never seen in our lifetimes a disaster then I question not just your grasp on reality but also your sanity. Trump got China to back down on trade and North Korea to unilaterally scrap their Nuke program while his incessant liberal critics were whining about WWIII and imaginary trade wars. Trump has been anything but a disaster and Obama was the real disaster!

  47. Trump colluded with Russia is under federal investigation

    Yes, and it’s proven the DOJ and FBI are corrupt organizations at the top, and the only collusion that occurred was the Clinton campaign financing the false dossier that they used as “evidence” to obtain FISA warrants to conduct illegal surveillance on Americans.

    It blew up in your face, dude.

  48. Michael E says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:37 pm
    Cmoney49 49 says:

    Trump is garbage and so are his supporters.
    ==============================================

    This snobbish, immature, hate fulled attitude is one major reason Hillary lost.

    ““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    no sorry its pretty true. The reason she lost, we all as Americans lost was racism and idiots be mislead by Russian bots and fake fox. you are on the wrong side of history, sorry its the truth. Also, your response describes the toddler in the WH.

  49. Just to be clear – Trump has not brought N Korea to the table. N Korea has brought Trump to the table. This is not a Trump accomplishment. It is a Trump failure. N Korea has been trying to get a Western Leader to the table for years in order to show the N Korea people and the rest of the world that they are relevant. Wake up.

  50. National debt has increased over a trillion dollars. Stock market has been tanking. But yeah, he’s been great for the economy.

  51. Anyone liberals hate is good for America. Because the party of flag burning and anthem protesting hates America.

  52. rkt4mayor says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    A disaster? If you call record stock market and a booming economy with a low unemployment rate most of us have never seen in our lifetimes a disaster then I question not just your grasp on reality but also your sanity. Trump got China to back down on trade and North Korea to unilaterally scrap their Nuke program while his incessant liberal critics were whining about WWIII and imaginary trade wars. Trump has been anything but a disaster and Obama was the real disaster!

    fox and hannity are lying to you

  53. The economy took off only after Trump took office. Obama had 6 years of tepid growth. Trump cut regulations and taxes and the economy has boomed. I’m an Eagles fan but when it comes to politics Jeff Lurie is ignorant and out of his mind if he thinks Trump has been a disaster!

  54. Lurie is a pompous ass who is putting his personal politics ahead of the team and a tried and true tradition. It’s the office of the presidency that deserves respect regardless of whether the incumbent satisfies his political leanings.

  55. Michael E says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    pkrlvr says:

    Can’t believe 290 people don’t think this guy is a disaster. I guess if the average iq of the USA is 100, you’ve got to have a bunch of people below that to negate all of the intelligent folks.
    ===============================================

    If liberals were as intelligent as they tell themselves they are, they would have figured out why, since Obama was first elected, their party has lost over 1200 state seats, 14 governorships, the house, the senate and the oval office.

    because racism is still a problem in this country, Obama only had one problem and that was Syria. he messed up the red line. every else he did was very good. the teablillies are bigots and didn’t want their white supremacy challenged.

  56. Michael E says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    pkrlvr says:

    Can’t believe 290 people don’t think this guy is a disaster. I guess if the average iq of the USA is 100, you’ve got to have a bunch of people below that to negate all of the intelligent folks.
    ===============================================

    If liberals were as intelligent as they tell themselves they are, they would have figured out why, since Obama was first elected, their party has lost over 1200 state seats, 14 governorships, the house, the senate and the oval office.

    because racism is still a problem in this country, Obama only had one problem and that was Syria. he messed up the red line. every else he did was very good. the teablillies are bigots and didn’t want their white supremacy challenged.

  57. “Trump is trying not like the last president”

    Trying to implement a massive pollution for profit scheme and also steal the wealth of the country for the 1%. Oh, and humiliating us on the world stage while weakening the country in almost every way possible.

  58. redlikethepig says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm
    So if you say bad things about the President you’re a Snowflake … did it work that way for Obama? I bet not.
    =========
    No, negative thoughts about Obama meant you are a racist. We’re you under a rock for 8 years???

  59. So the only excuse liberals can come up with for the democrat party shrinking nationwide to the lowest level of it’s power in history is…….. racism and “teabillies”. And they talk about intelligence lol

  60. Michael E says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    pkrlvr says:

    Can’t believe 290 people don’t think this guy is a disaster. I guess if the average iq of the USA is 100, you’ve got to have a bunch of people below that to negate all of the intelligent folks.
    ===============================================

    If liberals were as intelligent as they tell themselves they are, they would have figured out why, since Obama was first elected, their party has lost over 1200 state seats, 14 governorships, the house, the senate and the oval office.
    ———-
    1 word – Gerrymandering. It began from a GOP think tank and first implemented with the infamous Tom Delay GOP house whip in the 90’s. Delay was convicted for multiple felonies only to be later overturned on technicalities.

    You see, the GOP will attempt to implement any cheating way in an attempt to keep power. That’s the reason they want to limit the number of voters. Thankfully only now are states being sued for gerrymandering, which allows GOP run states to continually win state majorities by way of rigging state voting rules, and gaining less votes.

  61. Lowest black & hispanic unemployment ever.

    North Korea disarmed

    Fair trade deals

    Yeah what a disaster so far

    But hey you could have the commie pedophile on the heels of the traitorous Obama running things into the ground

  62. rkt4mayor says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    A disaster? If you call record stock market and a booming economy with a low unemployment rate most of us have never seen in our lifetimes a disaster then I question not just your grasp on reality but also your sanity. Trump got China to back down on trade and North Korea to unilaterally scrap their Nuke program while his incessant liberal critics were whining about WWIII and imaginary trade wars. Trump has been anything but a disaster and Obama was the real disaster!
    —————
    Where is your grasp on reality while we have had 8 years of getting where we are now? Where every standard you opine about was meaningless under the last POTUS but now is a benchmark of success. And with all do respect, please show me North Korea giving up their nukes. They have played this game before. I’m not not some smart liberal elitist, but have common sense.

  63. Trump has the highest approval rating ever but because the people who run the media who are against Trump …. DELETE all the positive comments on all social media so it looks like the country is against him.

  64. Cmoney49 49 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:53 pm
    Michael E says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:37 pm
    Cmoney49 49 says:

    Trump is garbage and so are his supporters.
    ==============================================

    This snobbish, immature, hate fulled attitude is one major reason Hillary lost.

    ““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    no sorry its pretty true. The reason she lost, we all as Americans lost was racism and idiots be mislead by Russian bots and fake fox. you are on the wrong side of history, sorry its the truth. Also, your response describes the toddler in the WH.

    ———

    Hillary lost because she is more unlikable than Trump or pretty much any other candidate. She is also probably the most dishonest candidate to ever run. She claims to be a supporter of women but tried to ruin the lives of the victims of her huaband’s abuse. Moreover, she and the DNC colluded to tank the Bernie Sanders campaign….a guy who may have actually had a chance of winning.

    But hey, run her again in the next election.

  65. Lurie is pond scum. One successful season out of all the years he has owned the team? This guy needs a clue.

  66. raideralex99 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Trump has the highest approval rating ever but because the people who run the media who are against Trump …. DELETE all the positive comments on all social media so it looks like the country is against him.
    —————–
    Lets set this straight. Trump has the highest approval rating of himself, because lets face it. His numbers are so pathetic anything above 40% is a success. DELETE all the positive comments on social media so it looks like the country is against him???? Are you Russian or just watch FOX news. PFT, Sean Hannity might using an alias. lol

  67. I really don’t think Lurie cares……his team won the Super Bowl. And That’s what’s great about America….EVERYONE can have an opinion and express it. He may be wrong..he may be right…but who cares? The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl….I love it.

  68. The tape keeps going and you hear Lurie say wow, I can’t believe we won the sb. We are the luckiest team to ever win a sb.

  69. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    “Lurie is pond scum. One successful season out of all the years he has owned the team? This guy needs a clue.”

    You have not been alive long have you Bud? The early 2000s the eagles were the most successful NFC team by far…. um 4 NFCCG not “successful”??!

  70. cobrala2 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm
    Jelly of Philly.
    people can’t stand the Eagles are the new gold standard.
    ——————————————————————————
    Come back in say, 20 years after the Eagles have won say, 4,5,6 Super Bowls and been to about 9 or 10 then you can talk gold standard. The league is littered with one and done champions. There are but a precious few who can claim to be gold standards and as of now the Eagles are not anywhere near one of them.

  71. Clearly, Trump as the hero re: North Korea is the latest message point on talk radio, because everyone’s parroting it here. You can spot it every time when reading a comments section.

    North Korea’s been instigating their own processes, people, mostly with South Korea. All Trump has done is reactively grandstand, set it back, and nearly derail it altogether. His supporters have been watching this broken clock and then raving about the two times per day when it shows the right time.

  72. Jeff Lurie is right. But Trump is not only a disaster as president, he’s a disaster as a human being and an embarrassment to this great country.

  73. It’s amazing how many get fooled by the media and their anti-Trump agenda. I’m not a Trump supporter see no disasters besides the tabloid-like media coverage of his administration.

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