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Benson at the Top of the List for Most Influential New Orleans Sports Figures

Saints owner Tom Benson has been put at the top of the the Times-Picayune’s 25 most influential New Orleans sports figures. The article on the 82-year-old getting the award is below:

Tom Benson doesn’t boogie as hard as he used to. The 82-year-old’s steps are a little off, and his umbrella-twirling rendition isn’t quite second-lining.

But though the Saints owner’s signature celebrations appear to be slowing, those closest to Benson said he is as vivacious as ever when it comes to business and running his NFL franchise

There is plenty of evidence to support their theory.

Benson, who purchased the team in 1985 for $70 million, has grown the franchise’s net worth to $937 million, according to Forbes.

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