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New lawsuit attacks asset swap by Saints, Pelicans owner

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The type of asset swap New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is attempting to try to regain complete control of his business interests from recently estranged heirs is being challenged in a new lawsuit in Texas. The lawsuit has been brought by former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger and estate layer Art Bayern, whom a Texas judge recently appointed as...
Via AP on Fox
2 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers To Play Vikings In 2015 Hall of Fame Game

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 Hall of Fame Game on August 9 at 8 p.m., it was announced Wednesday. The game will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio and will be televised nationally on NBC’s Sunday Night Football and broadcast nationally […] Steelers To Play Vikings In 2015 Hall of Fame Game is a post...
Via Steelers Depot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson defends his mental competency

It’s never a good thing to hear that your team’s owner may not be all there. According to Deuce Windham of FanSided, Judge Kern Reese has ruled that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson must undergo a mental competency test. Benson is in an ongoing legal drama with his heirs, hence the controversy. AROUND COVER32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 quarterbacks on the open market...
Via cover32 - Saints
23 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
27 days ago  |  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

Saints Owner Tom Benson Pens Cold-Blooded Letter To Daughter And Grandchildren

The transfer of ownership power of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans just got nasty — really nasty. Tom Benson, the 87-year-old philanthropist who owns both franchises — whose health has deteriorated over the past year — has pulled an audible and plans to bequeath control of the franchises to his third wife, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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 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 — Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell...
Via The Saints Nation
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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