Saints owner Tom Benson talked at length for the first time Tuesday about both the difficult decisions he's had to make by ousting his former heirs from the family business.
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...
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...
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23 days ago
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...
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...
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February 06, 2015
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...
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...
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,'...
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January 22, 2015
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
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