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Eagles' Chip Kelly loses $99,000 in lease dispute

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According to a report, Chip Kelly is in some trouble. It's not exactly football related, but here you go, via the Associated Press:

"Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has been hit with a $99,000 tab in a lease dispute over an $11,000-a-month penthouse. A city judge sided with landlord Tempa Berish and found that Kelly failed to give notice he was moving out after a year. Kelly's lawyer argued that the leasing agent knew Kelly hoped to buy a home and needed a flexible lease on the Old City apartment. He says the 90-day notice required under the 2013 lease did not match the verbal promises made. The Legal Intelligencer was first to report the lease dispute. It said Friday that Kelly is facing a $79,000 judgment. Court documents show Kelly will also lose his $20,000 security deposit after his lawyer failed to show for a one-day trial."

From the original report, via The Legal Intelligencer:

"According to court papers, the coach began renting the penthouse property from Berish for $10,700 per month in April 2013, but he failed to properly notify Berish that he did not plan to renew the lease. In April 2014, pursuant to the lease agreement, the lease automatically renewed, and the monthly rent increased to $11,235, court papers said. Kelly stopped paying rent beginning in April 2014, and Berish was unable to find a replacement tenant until September 2014."

And now begin the jokes about Chip Kelly not even being a fit for his own culture.

Kelly currently makes $6.5 million annually. He's under contract with the Eagles through 2017.

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