Judge did right thing in dismissing request to seal records, close court room
A judge has decided to bar the public from a trial in which estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson intend to argue that their patriarch was mentally unfit when he ousted them from ownership stakes in the franchises.
New Orleans civil court Judge Kern Reese said his ruling is meant to protect the 87-year-old Benson's medical privacy rights and confidential...
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7 days ago
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...
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
The Saints have become a perennial playoff threat and Super Bowl champion, but do years of ineptitude under owner Tom Benson make him one of the league’s worst?
According to cover32, yes.
Benson ranks in as the 24th best owner in the league, meaning he’s worse than 75 percent of NFL owners. I understand that years of poor choices can’t be completely forgotten, but how can a...
In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success.
This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life.
He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the NFL owner - who also now owns the Pelicans - finally came around.
''He really stepped up to the plate in a big way, because...
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February 12, 2014