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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Saints’ owner Tom Benson taken to the hospital in an ambulance

Saints owner Tom Benson was taken to a local West Virginia hospital on Tuesday. Tom Benson is being transported to local hospital to receive oxygen, according to Saints PR man Greg Bensel. Apparent result of elevation. — Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) August 5, 2014 Benson was taken to the hospital back in May after collapsing.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
Via Pro Football Zone
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson is cleared to fly home after fall at ownership meeting

Saints owner Tom Benson recently had knee surgery. It has left him a little wobbly, and as a result he tripped and fell on Tuesday in Atlanta. Benson issued a statement explaining that he’s been checked out by doctors, who have cleared him to fly home. “First, I would like to congratulate Minnesota on securing Super Bowl LII and to applaud Indianapolis on a great bid,” Benson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Players View
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss
MAKE THAT MONEY

Payton now NFL's best-paid coach?

Sean Payton and the Saints agreed to a new contract, and reports say it will make him the highest-paid coach in the league.

Via Players View
December 29, 2012  |  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

Report: Tom Benson is considering making Sean Payton the highest paid NFL head coach

According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is considering making Sean Payton the highest paid NFL head coach. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is currently the highest paid head coach in the league by earning $7.5 million per season. Benson, I’m told, has long thought of Payton as the best coach in football. It was Payton, of course, who made...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 06, 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 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...
Via Players View
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...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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