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Report: Christina Lurie Gets ‘Sizable Chunk’ Of Eagles In Divorce Settlement

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By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As quiet as the Eagles off-season has been as far as player personnel, it’s been quite the opposite off the field. One of the news items that caused the most stir was the divorce of Eagles owners Jeffrey Lurie and Christina Lurie.

The New York Post reports that the Luries have settled their divorce.

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and his wife of 20 years, Christina, have quietly settled their divorce, sources exclusively tell Page Six — and the former Hollywood producer turned NFL mogul has agreed to hand her a sizable chunk of the team, which they bought in 1994 and is currently worth more than $1 billion. We hear the final court papers could be filed as early as next week. Christina, also a filmmaker who with Jeffrey won an Oscar in 2011 for “Inside Job,” had previously insisted the team was a “partnership for the two of us” and she has been heavily involved in the organization. In July, the couple sent a letter to employees stating they would “continue to work together as partners,” despite speculation the divorce could divide the team and reports she wanted to spend more time in LA for filmmaking. An Eagles rep declined to comment last night.

A “sizable chunk” certainly sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t give much insight into just how much, and what it means as far as control of the team. The Eagles are valued at more than a billion dollars, it’s tough to know exactly what sizable means. The good news is that this isn’t turning into a situation similar to what happened with the McCourt divorce and the Dodgers.
The Eagles open the pre-season schedule tonight at Lincoln Financial Field against the Steelers.

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