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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
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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
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Benson's relatives file lawsuit for control of Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Relatives of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson have filed a lawsuit opposing their ousters from ownership positions of the two New Orleans teams. Benson's daughter, Renee, and her two children allege in Thursday's lawsuit that Tom Benson's physical and mental health are failing and he is being manipulated by his wife of 10 years. The lawsuit was filed in civil district...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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