TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

When Tom Benson passes away, the Saints best ownership option is banned

The Benson family has been feuding over Saints and Pelicans franchise ownership. The Saints’ best chance at moving into the next phase could be public ownership, but a little addition to the NFL Constitution over 50 years ago presents an impossible hurdle. One of the most impactful aspects of the Saints organization has nothing to do with football itself. For two and a half years...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
7 days ago

Sports & Politics Intersect: Hank Williams Jr. has been a long time gone

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “Are you ready for some football?” - Hank Williams Jr. ESPN announced the return of Hank Williams Jr. to the Monday Night Football broadcast after cutting his opening song six years ago in response to his comments about President Barack Obama playing a round of golf with former House Speaker John...
Via Yardbarker
June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson wants to leave nothing in trust to daughter and grandchildren

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson apparently does not like his daughter and grandchildren. And to hear Benson talk, they apparently feel the same way about him. In a deposition given by Benson last March, he stated that he wanted to leave “zero” in a family trust saying that it was because, in his words, “tried to kill me for one thing.” When asked, “How...
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Payton plans on coaching Saints ‘long past this season’

Sean Payton isn’t interested in leaving the New Orleans Saints. At least, that’s what he’s saying right now publicly. “Well, I said this earlier in the season. … This is my ninth year coaching here in New Orleans, and it’s come up every, I’m going to say, two to three years. And I guess … listen, it comes with the territory,” Payton said, via Mike Triplett of...
Via Sportsnaut
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Benson's daughter, grandchildren appeal competency ruling

NEW ORLEANS -- The daughter and grandchildren of Tom Benson are appealing last week's ruling that found the Saints and Pelicans owner mentally competent to make his own business decisions. The appeal from daughter Renee Benson and her children, Rita LeBlanc and Ryan LeBlanc, was filed Wednesday. According to their attorney, Randall A. Smith, the refusal of Benson's counsel to allow...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Benson ‘wept’ while reading letter in which he disowned family

A Louisiana judge ruled on Thursday that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was within his right mind when he decided to cut his daughter, Renee, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Rita LeBlanc, out of both his business and personal life. While mentally competent from a legal standpoint, the 87-year-old has clearly been bothered by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Owner Tom Benson: “We Want to Win Another Super Bowl”

The New Orleans Saints haven’t been real contenders since they won the Super Bowl back in 2010, and it would appear owner Tom Benson is looking to get his hands on that Lombardi one more time. Despite Benson’s enthusiasm, many think that the Saints threw their short-term chances of winning a Super Bowl out the window when they traded stud tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Benson’s Family Files Suit Claiming He’s Incompetent as Owner of the Saints, Pelicans

In a story that could almost literally be ripped from a day-time soap opera plot, the family of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson has filed suit indicating that he’s incompetent as owner of the two professional sports franchises. It’s a rather long story, so we will refer to Nola.com for some of the in-depth information here. Apparently, Benson recently...
Via Sportsnaut
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints, Pelicans owner Benson says wife will inherit control of teams

  Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old Benson says his decision is meant to ensure the clubs' ''long-term stability and success,'...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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