Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 1/18/13
Image courtesy of Philly.com According to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly, Jeffrey Luries' lontime friend and co-worker Joe Banner, was not a fan of GM Howie Roseman.  An anonymous source told CBS Sports a few days ago that Eagles GM Howie Roseman was "drunk with power". The source also stated that Roseman was "woefully out of his depth". Jeffrey Lurie is now accussing the Joe Banner of these statements. Lurie  believes that Banner is the one behind the statements that are fueling the negativity surrounding Howie Roseman. "I’m very supportive of Howie, and if there’s any criticism coming from afar about Howie, it’s just off-base, and so I will support Howie completely, because that’s not right. And, you know, if there are league sources that are really based in Cleveland, that’s not right. We see through it all." Joe Banner commented after the story was released on CBS Sports: “It is always difficult to comment on a quote that may or may not be accurate or in context. In this case, from the comments which Jeffrey made that were communicated to me, it is necessary for me to make this clear, unambiguous statement. Any implication that I had anything to do with Jason La Canfora’s story is completely false, outrageous and borders on being libelous."“I had absolutely no conversation with Jason La Canfora. Having demonstrated my character over the last 44 years to Jeffrey and the last 14 to Howie, it is beyond disappointing that they would suggest such a thing. As tempting as it is to go further, other than defending myself, I will continue to take the high road on all such matters as I have since the day I left the Eagles.” Here is Reuben Frank's complete story on CSN Philly.
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