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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans changing name to Pelicans?

When Tom Benson bought the New Orleans Hornets, one of the things he said was that he'd heard fans complain about the team name and wouldn't be opposed to a change. Looks like they are getting their wish. The team is reportedly changing its name to the Pelicans, in honor of the Louisiana state bird, according to Yahoo Sports. The brown pelican is also featured on the state...
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2012  |  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...
Via 60 Max Power O
July 14, 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...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Saints owner to buy Hornets

Via Pass The Pill
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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