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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tom Benson's daughter, grandchildren appeal competency ruling

NEW ORLEANS -- The daughter and grandchildren of Tom Benson are appealing last week's ruling that found the Saints and Pelicans owner mentally competent to make his own business decisions. The appeal from daughter Renee Benson and her children, Rita LeBlanc and Ryan LeBlanc, was filed Wednesday. According to their attorney, Randall A. Smith, the refusal of Benson's counsel to allow...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Benson ‘wept’ while reading letter in which he disowned family

A Louisiana judge ruled on Thursday that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was within his right mind when he decided to cut his daughter, Renee, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Rita LeBlanc, out of both his business and personal life. While mentally competent from a legal standpoint, the 87-year-old has clearly been bothered by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Sean Payton unveils picture of owner Tom Benson in Saints’ practice facility

Tom Benson and his family may be in the middle of a confusing legal battle for control of the Saints organization, but that doesn’t take away from what Benson has done for the city of New Orleans over the years. And for head coach Sean Payton, who’s earned his living and accolades under the ownership of Benson, the Saints needed to do something to show that they were behind the...
Via cover32
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints’ Owner Tom Benson: “We Want to Win Another Super Bowl”

The New Orleans Saints haven’t been real contenders since they won the Super Bowl back in 2010, and it would appear owner Tom Benson is looking to get his hands on that Lombardi one more time. Despite Benson’s enthusiasm, many think that the Saints threw their short-term chances of winning a Super Bowl out the window when they traded stud tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  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

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
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
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