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The New Orleans Saints Week in Review

As the calendar makes its change from the month of March to April, all systems are go in preparation for the NFL Draft, which will begin on April 30th in Chicago. But not all of this week's news was centered around football operations.Late last Saturday night, Saints cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami for resisting arrest. The incident involved Dixon operating a moped in...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge receives Tom Benson psychiatric report, sets hearing

  A confidential report on the mental health of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been submitted to a civil judge. Orleans Parish Civil District Court spokesman Walt Pierce said Thursday that Judge Kern Reese has set a June 1 hearing to address the report's findings, which will not be released publicly in an effort to preserve Benson's right to keep his medical...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge receives Benson psychiatric report, sets hearing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A confidential report on the mental health of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been submitted to a civil judge. Orleans Parish Civil District Court spokesman Walt Pierce says Judge Kern Reese has set a June 1 hearing to discuss the implications of the report, which was conducted by a panel of three psychiatrists. Reese ordered the evaluation...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson: State of Saints, Pelicans ‘very strong’

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.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 24, 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

Tom Benson sues trustee for shares of Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson sued in federal court Wednesday in an effort to regain assets in his pro teams from trusts he had set up for recently estranged heirs. The lawsuit contends that trustee Robert Rosenthal has unlawfully rejected Benson's plan to swap $556 million in promissory notes into the trusts for his daughter Renee, and her children...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Documents show fracturing of family running Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints were in the midst of 2014 training camp in West Virginia when team president Dennis Lauscha received a stern message from owner Tom Benson's daughter. Renee Benson had not yet been disowned by her father, and the current legal struggle among Benson family members for control of the NFL's Saints and NBA's New Orleans Pelicans was still five...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New lawsuit attacks asset swap by Saints, Pelicans owner

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Reason Ryan Pace Left New Orleans Is Becoming Clear

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...
Via Sports Mockery
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints climb in the latest Power Rankings

The offseason is only unofficially upon us, as teams have made coaching and front office changes, released players to create cap space, made decisions on their own pending free agents, and started evaluating draft prospects. As a result, teams look slightly different now than they did when the regular season ended. And that means it’s time to once again grade each franchise in...
Via cover32 - Saints
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers To Play Vikings In 2015 Hall of Fame Game

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 Hall of Fame Game on August 9 at 8 p.m., it was announced Wednesday. The game will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio and will be televised nationally on NBC’s Sunday Night Football and broadcast nationally […] Steelers To Play Vikings In 2015 Hall of Fame Game is a post...
Via Steelers Depot
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson defends his mental competency

It’s never a good thing to hear that your team’s owner may not be all there. According to Deuce Windham of FanSided, Judge Kern Reese has ruled that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson must undergo a mental competency test. Benson is in an ongoing legal drama with his heirs, hence the controversy. AROUND COVER32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 quarterbacks on the open market...
Via cover32 - Saints
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans owner Tom Benson doesn’t fare well in Power Rankings

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership are the ones that inevitably compete for championships year in and year out, while franchises with less stable structures at the top are typically mired in mediocrity or stuck in the cellar. That’s what makes cover32′s...
Via cover32 - Saints
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hearing set on proposed mental, physical exam for Saints owner

NEW ORLEANS -- A state judge in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether he should order a physical and mental examination of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Tuesday's hearing before Civil District Judge Kern Reese is the latest development in a lawsuit filed by Benson's daughter, Renee, and her children Rita and Ryan LeBlanc. They want the 87-year-old Benson declared...
Via Fox Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hearing set on proposed exam for Saints, Pelicans owner

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A state judge in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether he should order a physical and mental examination of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. Tuesday's hearing before Civil District Judge Kern Reese is the latest development in a lawsuit filed by Benson's daughter, Renee, and her children Rita and Ryan LeBlanc. They want the 87-year-old Benson declared...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Heirs of Saints, Pelicans owner Benson renew calls for psych exam

  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...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Estranged Benson heirs renew calls for psychiatric exam

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson say in newly filed court documents that Benson's attorneys are opposing an independent psychiatric evaluation of the teams' owner because they fear what the results would be. The documents were filed by attorneys for Benson's daughter, Renee, and her children Rita and Ryan LeBlanc, who last...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints, Pelicans owner asks judge to dismiss heirs' lawsuit

  New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by recently estranged heirs who are seeking control of his NFL and NBA teams. Benson, whose lawyers filed an answer to the lawsuit in civil district court in New Orleans on Tuesday, says he made a ''deliberate, reasoned and difficult decision'' to change his succession plan so that Gayle...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

PODCAST: Bensons at War for Saints and Pelicans

The boys discuss Who Dat say Gonna Own Dem Saints? Are you on Team Gayle or Team Rita? PICK A SIDE YOU COWARD Ralph breaks down accusations against Tom Benson being senile Saints Delvin Breaux, CFL’s Deion Sanders! Kevin discusses Tom Brady’s balls Your Twitter Questions Super Bowl Picks PS: Donate and the audio quality stays awesome and don’t forget to download our Iphone app!Itunes.
Via The Saints Nation
January 27, 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

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Broncos, Jets, & Saints

49ers Sources tell John Middlekauff that expect Tom Gamble to return to the 49ers in a role that he has already discussed with GM Trent Baalke Bears Brad Biggs reports that the Bears have hired Frank Smith as their tight ends coach. Broncos John McClain reports that Texans DL coach Bill Kollar is taking the same job with the Broncos. Jets Rich Cimini of ESPN reports...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints Owner Tom Benson Pens Cold-Blooded Letter To Daughter And Grandchildren

The transfer of ownership power of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans just got nasty — really nasty. Tom Benson, the 87-year-old philanthropist who owns both franchises — whose health has deteriorated over the past year — has pulled an audible and plans to bequeath control of the franchises to his third wife, Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Benson's relatives file lawsuit for control of Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS -- Relatives of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson have filed a lawsuit opposing their ousters from ownership positions of the two New Orleans teams. Benson's daughter, Renee, and her two children allege in Thursday's lawsuit that Tom Benson's physical and mental health are failing and he is being manipulated by his wife of 10 years. The lawsuit was filed in civil district...
Via AP on Fox
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

Benson: Wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, said removing his daughter and grandchildren from the operation of his sports franchises -- and inserting his wife of 10 years in their place -- will ensure the clubs' long-term stability and future in New Orleans. "This is based solely on doing what is right," the 87-year-old Benson said in a statement...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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