Report: Football team owners to get amicable divorce

By July 10, 2012Divorce

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C posted in Divorce on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fans of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams are very familiar with the NFC rival Philadelphia Eagles. While the Eagles didn’t struggle as much as the Rams did last year, both teams performed well under their fans’ expectations. (You might recall that the Eagles trounced the Rams here, 31 to 13 in the season opener.)

The Eagles’ off-season took an unexpected turn a couple of days ago when the team’s billionaire owners, Jeffrey and Christian Lurie, announced they are going to divorce after 20 years of marriage, according to media outlets.

However, the couple said in a letter to Eagles’ employees that they “would remain close friends” and “continue to work together as partners.” They insist that the divorce won’t change the ownership status of the team, its business or its operations.

The Luries didn’t state in the message why they’re getting divorced.

Jeffrey, 60, and Christina, 52, met while she was an associate producer on a 1990 movie he produced called “I Love You to Death,” starring Kevin Kline and Tracy Ullman.

He bought the Eagles in 1994 for a reported $195 million and the couple then moved to the Philadelphia area. The team’s current estimated value tops $1.15 billion.

“This was not a decision made easily or without deep consideration for each other, our children, and our extended families,” the couple said in the statement. They have two children, a daughter and a son.

The couple said they remain committed to the same goals (for the Eagles): an NFL championship. They also said they want to continue their shared work in the community with the nonprofit Eagles Youth Partnership.

The organization has education and health initiatives for kids.

Source: philly.com, “Eagles’ Jeffrey and Christina Lurie divorcing,” July 6, 2012