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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kentucky Derby dreaming with Saints, Pelicans owners Tom, Gayle Benson

Tom and Gayle Benson own the National Football League's New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. The Bensons are committed to operating model franchises with championship aspirations on the field and court, while also being community leaders in the Gulf South region through extensive investment and involvement. The 2016 season marked...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Settlement in Texas dispute over Tom Benson estate trust

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A lawsuit in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1lFwePG ) that the settlement was reached Friday. Terms are confidential. The dispute involved a trust left by Benson's first wife, who died in 1980. The resolution...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints deny racism allegations by ex-Tom Benson assistant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints are denying allegations of racism and retribution in a federal lawsuit filed by a fired longtime personal assistant to club owner Tom Benson. The lawsuit, filed in November by Rodney Henry, initially centered on allegations that the Saints failed to properly pay Henry for his hours worked. Henry amended the lawsuit Tuesday, accusing Benson...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Favorite Mo Tom wins Lecomte Stakes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Mo Tom rallied from seventh in the final turn and beat stablemate Tom's Ready by 2 1/4 lengths in the $200,000, Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday. Owned by Gayle Benson, the wife of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, Mo Tom broke from the gate as a 2-1 favorite but settled near the back of a nine-horse field before...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge orders Tom Benson to give deposition in family feud

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas judge has ordered New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson to give a deposition in a court battle over control of a Benson family estate trust worth almost $1 billion. Bexar (pronounced BEAR) County Probate Judge Rom Rickhoff on Wednesday ordered a Jan. 21 deposition by the 88-year-old billionaire in San Antonio unless an earlier time and place...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton plans on coaching Saints ‘long past this season’

Sean Payton isn’t interested in leaving the New Orleans Saints. At least, that’s what he’s saying right now publicly. “Well, I said this earlier in the season. … This is my ninth year coaching here in New Orleans, and it’s come up every, I’m going to say, two to three years. And I guess … listen, it comes with the territory,” Payton said, via Mike Triplett of...
Via Sportsnaut
December 23, 2015  |  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
June 19, 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
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