TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Saints owner fought decision to ban celebratory dunks

Saints owner Tom Benson fought the decision to ban celebratory dunks that TE Jimmy Graham is famous for doing after scoring in games.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Benson one of league’s worst owners?

The Saints have become a perennial playoff threat and Super Bowl champion, but do years of ineptitude under owner Tom Benson make him one of the league’s worst? According to cover32, yes. Benson ranks in as the 24th best owner in the league, meaning he’s worse than 75 percent of NFL owners. I understand that years of poor choices can’t be completely forgotten, but how can a...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints’ Tom Benson named bottom half owner in NFL

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

In New Orleans, Benson gets All-Star treatment

One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the NFL owner - who also now owns the Pelicans - finally came around. ''He really stepped up to the plate in a big...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans arena to be renamed Smoothie King Center

The New Orleans Pelicans and Louisiana-based Smoothie King have reached a 10-year agreement to rename the New Orleans Arena as the Smoothie King Center. Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha said such a deal had been a ''gigantic'' piece of owner Tom Benson's business plan since he bought the long-struggling small-market franchise from the NBA in the spring of 2012...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gayle Benson, Wife of Saints Owner Tom Benson, Returns Writer’s Engagement Ring Left in Press Box

Had it not been for Gayle Benson, one New York sportswriter would left MetLife Stadium without one very valuable piece of jewelry. Kimberly Martin, a Jets beat writer for Newsday, lost her engagement ring during Sunday’s Jets-Saints game when she took it off to wash her hands in the press box restroom. However, Benson, the wife of Saints owner Tom Benson, found the ring and handed...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Vitt claims Saints owner threw NFL personnel out of the team’s facilities

During the Bounty Gate drama things were predictably tense at the New Orleans Saints compound. When linebackers coach Joe Vitt testified before former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Dec.3, 2012, his verbiage was raw as he explained his version of various events. Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Joe Vitt claims Saints owner threw NFL personnel out of the team’s...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints' Drew Brees signs for $100 million

After haggling over a mere million dollars or so per season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finally came to an agreement with the NFL club and put his autograph on a new five-year contract worth $100 million on July 13. The new deal will see Brees earn $40 million of it in the first year. The 33-year-old Brees was designated as New Orleans franchise player back in...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints hire former FBI director to sort out issues.

As I am prone to say when times get tough or super competitive‘this just got real.’ The New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to get-to-the-bottom of everything that has gone on under his building. There has been Bounty Gate, the allegations that GM Mickey Loomis wiretapped visiting team’s facilities and the Drew Brees contract mess...
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June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints shift executive staff

Rita Benson LeBlanc will become vice chairman of the board of the New Orleans Saints and Dennis Lauscha will take over as president of the team. Owner Tom Benson has announced Sunday that LeBlanc, his granddaughter, will expand her duties to include more management responsibilities in various Benson interests outside of the team. Lauscha, most recently as the Saints' executive...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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