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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Benson: State of Saints, Pelicans ‘very strong’

Saints owner Tom Benson talked at length for the first time Tuesday about both the difficult decisions he's had to make by ousting his former heirs from the family business.
Via Philly Sports Live
5 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Reason Ryan Pace Left New Orleans Is Becoming Clear

New GM Ryan Pace insisted from the beginning it was the Chicago Bears organization that convinced him to accept his new job with all the potential perks that come with leading the charter franchise of the NFL.  However, some experts were a little curious at the time why he took the job, especially since he declined any opportunities last season. The excuse was he wasn’t ready...
Via Sports Mockery
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Heirs of Saints, Pelicans owner Benson renew calls for psych exam

  The estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson say his attorneys are opposing an independent psychiatric evaluation for the businessman because they fear the results. The claim was made in documents filed Friday by attorneys for Benson's daughter, Renee, and her children Rita and Ryan LeBlanc. Last month, the three were removed from Tom Benson's succession...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bensons play Game of Thrones, New Orleans-style

The following story is to be filed in the remarkably thin manila folder marked “Be Glad You Weren’t Raised By Rich People.” The palace intrigue is thick in New Orleans this week as accusations and lawsuits are flying between factions of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s family — i.e. his daughter and grandchildren versus he and his wife who is not their mother/grandmother...
Via Rumors and Rants
January 22, 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 AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rita Benson-LeBlanc cut out, Gayle Benson new planned successor

WOW. When Tom Benson dies the team will revert to his newest (and 3rd) wife, Gayle Benson. You’ll remember Rita Benson-LeBlanc was already put on suspension in 2012 for her antics. Evidently she didn’t shape up.   BREAKING: Saints ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies http://t.co/UzxK9B4UUa — Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell...
Via The Saints Nation
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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