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Saints Owner Tom Benson Passes Away at Age 90

Tom Benson, the powerful and at times polarizing owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, who delighted fans in his early years with his Benson Boogie and at times frustrated them with his frequent demands and threats to relocate the team, died Thursday (March 15), Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune […]

Saints Owner Tom Benson Remains in Intensive Care

The Saints and Pelicans released an update on owner Tom Benson’s health status on Tuesday afternoon, noting that he has shown signs of improvement, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune report. “Mr. Benson remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Ochsner Medical Center,” the news release reads. “He remains in stable condition and has […]

Feud In Benson Family to Continue in New Orleans Federal Court

A federal judge ruled Thursday Tom Benson’s lawsuit seeking to cut his daughter and grandchildren out of ownership in the Saints and Pelicans will continue in New Orleans, Katherine Sayre of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo denied a motion to dismiss the case filed by a trustee overseeing a […]

Tom Benson and Roger Goodell Meet About Saints

Saints owner Tom Benson spent Tuesday morning discussing his team’s embattled offseason with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a meeting, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN who cites league sources. Benson wanted to address the manner in which his team has been treated for its role in an alleged bounty program, at a time when […]

Saints Revamp Front Office Following Buying of the NBA’s Hornets

Saints owner Tom Benson has restructured his front office with his recent acquisition of the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Dennis Lauscha has been promoted to the newly created position of Saints president. Lauscha, 43, will take a more extensive role within the Saints organization, after previously […]

McAllister, Benson Latest Saints HOF Inductees

Former running back Deuce McAllister and Saints owner Tom Benson have been elected to the Saints Hall of Fame. The hall, which runs independently from the club, made the announcement on Friday. Formal inductions are scheduled Sept. 21. McAllister played eight seasons for the Saints after they made him a first-round pick out of Mississippi […]

Report: Benson and Payton In NYC This Weekend – Meeting with Goodell Next?

WVUE-8 reported Sunday night that Saints owner Tom Benson and Coach Sean Payton were spotted in Manhattan over the weekend, raising speculation the pair may be in New York to meet with NFL officials regarding the alleged “pay for performance” scheme the league says New Orleans employed from 2009 to 2011. Neither Saints officials nor […]

Benson Still Backing Loomis and Payton Over “Bounty Gate”

Saints owner Tom Benson isn’t backing off his support of his general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton, even as his team is accused by the NFL of maintaining a bounty program to injure opponents. ”The bond between Sean and Mickey and Mr. Benson could not be stronger,” a team the official told The […]