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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Weekly Rewind: Tom Benson’s legacy, Khairi Fortt’s impact, Drew Brees retiring?

This week we continued a few of our summer-long series, and discussed Saints’ owner Tom Benson’s legacy: New Orleans Saints - Despite ups and downs, Saints owner Tom Benson will forever be a Saint: (READ) - John Sigler takes a look at Khairi Fortt, a guy who could be starting for the Saints sooner rather than later. (READ) - Next up on Neer Shah‘s position-breakdown list...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Owner Tom Benson is – and forever will be – a Saint

You may write me down in history. With your bitter, twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt. But still, like dust, I’ll rise.—Maya Angelou On Wednesday—the same day that the highly influential writer, social activist, and entertainer Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86—Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer passed away at the age of 85. As did the entire NFL...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Benson is cleared to fly home after fall at ownership meeting

Saints owner Tom Benson recently had knee surgery. It has left him a little wobbly, and as a result he tripped and fell on Tuesday in Atlanta. Benson issued a statement explaining that he’s been checked out by doctors, who have cleared him to fly home. “First, I would like to congratulate Minnesota on securing Super Bowl LII and to applaud Indianapolis on a great bid,” Benson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Benson one of league’s worst owners?

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...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gayle Benson, Wife of Saints Owner Tom Benson, Returns Writer’s Engagement Ring Left in Press Box

Had it not been for Gayle Benson, one New York sportswriter would left MetLife Stadium without one very valuable piece of jewelry. Kimberly Martin, a Jets beat writer for Newsday, lost her engagement ring during Sunday’s Jets-Saints game when she took it off to wash her hands in the press box restroom. However, Benson, the wife of Saints owner Tom Benson, found the ring and handed...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Vitt claims Saints owner threw NFL personnel out of the team’s facilities

During the Bounty Gate drama things were predictably tense at the New Orleans Saints compound. When linebackers coach Joe Vitt testified before former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Dec.3, 2012, his verbiage was raw as he explained his version of various events. Please Click Here To Read This Story The post Joe Vitt claims Saints owner threw NFL personnel out of the team’s...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Benson is considering making Sean Payton the highest paid NFL head coach

According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is considering making Sean Payton the highest paid NFL head coach. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is currently the highest paid head coach in the league by earning $7.5 million per season. Benson, I’m told, has long thought of Payton as the best coach in football. It was Payton, of course, who made...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints' Drew Brees signs for $100 million

After haggling over a mere million dollars or so per season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finally came to an agreement with the NFL club and put his autograph on a new five-year contract worth $100 million on July 13. The new deal will see Brees earn $40 million of it in the first year. The 33-year-old Brees was designated as New Orleans franchise player back in...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints hire former FBI director to sort out issues.

As I am prone to say when times get tough or super competitive‘this just got real.’ The New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to get-to-the-bottom of everything that has gone on under his building. There has been Bounty Gate, the allegations that GM Mickey Loomis wiretapped visiting team’s facilities and the Drew Brees contract mess...
Via Players View
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints shift executive staff

Rita Benson LeBlanc will become vice chairman of the board of the New Orleans Saints and Dennis Lauscha will take over as president of the team. Owner Tom Benson has announced Sunday that LeBlanc, his granddaughter, will expand her duties to include more management responsibilities in various Benson interests outside of the team. Lauscha, most recently as the Saints' executive...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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