Report: Lurie in control even after divorce
Jeffrey Lurie is still in control of the Eagles.
According to NFL.com
, citing a source, the owner's divorce settlement from ex-wife Christina ensures he'll "retain full control over the team."
Recently, the New York Post
reported Lurie would give up a "a sizable chunk" of the team, but a source said that was overstated.
Lurie's ex-wife, according to NFL.com, has a small non-voting share of the team and Jeffrey Lurie is still the only person with voting power and authority.
"There is no doubt who will own or control the Eagles going forward, and that is Jeffrey," the source told NFL.com in an e-mail. "Jeffrey is only 60 and will remain in control for decades. In fact, we think the Eagles will be in the Lurie family for generations because Jeffrey has been very thoughtful in how he has structured his affairs."
The Luries announced their divorce in an e-mail to employees in early July and said the day-to-day operations of the club would remain the same.
Lurie bought the Eagles in 1994. Now the team is worth $1.16 billion and, according to Forbes
, is the 14th most-valuable sports franchise in the world. Christina has been the leader in the organization's charitable causes for many years. E-mail Dave Zangaro at email@example.com