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July 20, 2010
Age: 58 Born: Sept. 8, 1951, Boston. Education: Bachelor's degree from Clark University, a master's degree in psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D in social policy from Brandeis University. Job: Bought the Eagles from Norman Braman for $185 million in 1994. Previous jobs: President and chief executive officer of Chestnut Hill Productions, a Los Angeles-based film company he formed in 1985. Family: Lives in Wynnewood with wife Christina and their teenaged son and daughter.
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May 7, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
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May 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie tied the knot this weekend with Tina Lai in small ceremony. Lai, who was born in 1973, took over managing Vietnam Restaurant in 2008 from her brother, Benny Lai , but no longer works at the Chinatown staple. (Seriously, summer rolls to die for over there.) "We're very excited for Tina and Jeffrey," said a rep for the family, who also owns Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia, adding that they would like to keep the matter personal. Lai is the youngest of eight siblings.
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December 3, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
"You won't hear me talking about this during the season. . . . I don't like situations to become sideshows. It's just not my style. I'll reflect and analyze afterwards, and that's what I've always done. " - Jeffrey Lurie, Aug. 30, 2012 One man's situation is another's sideshow it would seem, but after what took place Monday night in Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles' season is officially only one bearded lady and one sword swallower from any given summer night in Wildwood.
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January 2, 2013
This is a post from Rich Hofmann's blog, The Idle Rich, on Philly.com HIS OFFICE? Your office? "His office," Jeffrey Lurie said. "When Andy and I talked, especially about these kinds of things, it was usually in his office. I just thought you showed respect by doing it that way. " It was coming up on 9 o'clock on Monday morning. That is when the Eagles' owner took the walk down the hall, the walk that he had been dreading. Out the door, down the hall, into a common area and then over to the football side of the NovaCare Complex.
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March 20, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Jeffrey Lurie's presence at the Eagles private workout with top quarterback prospect Geno Smith last week was conspicuous because the team owner rarely takes part in such excursions. Lurie said Monday it was the first time he's attended a scouting trip since 1999, when the Eagles selected Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 overall pick. That is revealing for two reasons. It shows the importance of the Eagles' No. 4 overall pick, the earliest they've picked since nabbing McNabb.
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January 4, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Here's a proposition for Jeffrey Lurie, something that should add a little incentive as he sets out to hire a new head coach for the Eagles. The way things have turned out, Lurie is competing for a coach with longtime friend and colleague Joe Banner, who now runs the Cleveland Browns. That competition goes a long way toward explaining the veiled insults and revisionist history Lurie wove into his news conference Monday. Meanwhile, Andy Reid's search for a new job has led to interviews with Kansas City and Arizona, two places where the owners are not exactly perceived as gold-standard material.
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January 1, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeffrey Lurie said that he was holding Howie Roseman accountable for only the 2012 season when the Eagles owner explained Monday why he was retaining the general manager. "The mistakes that were made in the 2011 draft have little or nothing to do with Howie's evaluations," Lurie said. "I think it was important for me to own up to the mistakes that were made and understand where they were coming from, and it was awfully clear. So an effort was made to streamline the entire operation.
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July 21, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christina Lurie leaves the Eagles conference room at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, then turns and has one final thought. "Give a plug for Inside Job ," she says. Inside Job is the most recent documentary that Christina and Jeffrey Lurie, the owners of the Eagles, have executive-produced through their documentary film company, Screen Pass Pictures. They are filmmakers by trade. Jeffrey Lurie made three movies - V.I. Warshawski , Sweet Hearts Dance , and I Love You To Death - before leaving Hollywood to buy the Eagles in 1994.
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April 1, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
AS DeSEAN JACKSON visits the Redskins today, with a source close to Jackson saying the Raiders are next in line, I keep thinking about those 40 minutes. I'm talking about the time that elapsed Friday between the posting of NJ.com's story attempting to connect Jackson with the Crips and the Eagles' 25-word announcement releasing their three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. There is no way Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly conferred, made such a momentous decision, and crafted the announcement in 40 minutes.
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March 30, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
It is impossible to analyze the Eagles' decision to release DeSean Jackson without the requisite context, and that context is Aaron Hernandez. This is not to say that whatever Jackson did to warrant dismissal in the eyes of Jeffrey Lurie, Chip Kelly, and Howie Roseman is morally or legally equivalent to the first-degree murder charges that Hernandez faces. The reasons that the Eagles released Jackson vary, depending on which source is providing what reason, and they are aligned in a diverse array: on-field reasons and off-field reasons, gang ties reported in an explosive NJ.com story Friday, his general demeanor and work ethic and their impact on the younger players on the team, a mysterious burglary of Jackson's home in January that still has no suspects, Kelly's belief that he can find another receiver to match Jackson's production within the Eagles' offense.
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March 28, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - The question posed to Chip Kelly was simple: "Do you want DeSean on the team?" The answer was complicated, as much has been during DeSean Jackson's murky offseason with the Eagles. "I like DeSean," Kelly said Wednesday at the NFL's annual meetings. "DeSean did a really nice job for us. But we're always going to do what's best for the organization. " The lukewarm endorsement only fueled more speculation about Jackson's future. Kelly was complimentary of Jackson throughout the one-hour roundtable interview, although he never committed to keeping Jackson on the roster despite ample opportunity.
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March 27, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - Chip Kelly is scheduled to talk to reporters this morning at the NFC coaches' media breakfast. That, we're sure about. If the Eagles' coach, like general manager Howie Roseman on Monday, refuses to discuss DeSean Jackson, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes probably should hide the butter knives from frustrated Philadelphia-area scribes. When Kelly trudges past the row of chafing dishes to his league-mandated hour with the media, fewer than 36 hours will have passed since Jackson tweeted about a conversation with the coach, one that apparently left Jackson feeling he will remain an Eagle this season.
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March 27, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. - Wearing his customary Aloha shirt, Andy Reid sauntered into Salon V at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lake Resort early yesterday morning, sat down at his assigned table at the AFC coaches-media breakfast and immediately noticed two reporters from Philadelphia sitting at his table. "Did you just come over here by instinct?" the former Eagles coach said with a smile. I might not regularly cover him anymore, but the NFL's annual March shindig just wouldn't feel like the NFL's annual March shindig without Breakfast With Big Red. I've sat across the table from him at 16 of these now, including the 14 he attended as the head coach of the Eagles.
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March 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - With Michael Vick's tenure in Philadelphia concluded, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie could not hide his pride when describing Vick's five years in Philadelphia and the risk the organization took in 2009. "It was a leap of faith," Lurie said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "We hoped that Michael would be the person he professed he really was and wanted to be, and would be that way in the community. He hit all markers at a 100 percent level. " Lurie reflected on the "second chance" the Eagles gave Vick after he served 19 months in prison on a dogfighting conviction and how it paid off though Vick's influence in the locker room.
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March 25, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - When the NFL last convened at the Ritz-Carlton here for its annual league meetings, the Eagles arrived ready to shop Donovan McNabb. Four years later, the team's top decision-makers arrived at the posh resort apparently ready to rid themselves of Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson's future will be one of the biggest stories at this week's meetings, which begin Monday and provide a rare occasion for owners, general managers, and coaches to gather in the same place.
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March 25, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Eagles arrived at the Ritz-Carlton yesterday with the NFL buzzing about their attempts to trade wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The Birds continued to have nothing to say on the eve of the NFL meetings. General manager Howie Roseman was spending time with his family yesterday. Team president Don Smolenski mingled with reporters in the lobby but was much more eager to talk about the Lincoln Financial Field renovations. And chairman Jeffrey Lurie stayed out of public view, as did coach Chip Kelly.
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March 24, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JEFFREY LURIE, you might recall, agonized over whether he wanted to bring Michael Vick to the Eagles back in 2009. Vick had to travel to Lurie's Main Line home to convince the team chairman that he was truly sorry for the dogfighting scandal that sent Vick to prison, that he would be the right sort of person going forward, on and off the field. Lurie was much less circumspect last night, after Vick's Eagles tenure officially ended, when the free-agent quarterback signed with the New York Jets.
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March 24, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Michael Vick moved north to the New York Jets Friday night after an improbable five-year journey in Philadelphia. It started with a cold reception from Jeffrey Lurie and ended with the owner making a glowing statement about the quarterback whose signing created a nationwide controversy. So now that it's over, what should we make of it all? "Much ado about mediocrity" would probably be the most fitting headline. Vick was here for 80 regular-season games. He started half of them and won half of the 40 he started.
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