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Benson Releases Statment Regarding “Bounty System”

Saints owner Tom Benson released the following statement in regard to the accusations his team’s defense had a bounty system: “I have been made aware of the NFL’s findings relative to the “Bounty Rule” and how it relates to our club. I have offered and the NFL has received our full cooperation in their investigation. […]

Brees Just “Very Good” said Saints GM

Sometimes contract talks get ugly. Drew Brees is not new to this. Going into the 2001 NFL draft talk was that Brees could be the top overall pick. But the San Diego Chargers traded that pick to the Atlanta Falcons. Who took Michael Vick. Brees became the top pick of the 2nd round. After some […]

Bid on Four Tickets and Field Passes to a Saints Game in 2010!

Jarad Daniels who works for the Glenn Beck Program sent us the following email about a very special charity auction involving a chance to attend a Saints game this season: Mr. Tom Benson has graciously donated 4 on field passes, 4 plaza level tickets, and a VIP parking pass to our national online charity auction, […]

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. […]

Saints and State Reach a Deal to Keep Team at Superdome Till 2025

The Saints are going nowhere, as finally after a full year of talks, the team has announced they have reached a tentative agreement with the state of Louisiana to stay at the Superdome through 2025. The agreement states that the team will not need a new stadium to stay in the state, but the Superdome […]

Saints Owner Benson Visits Team After Cancer Surgery

From: The Times Picayune Saints Owner Tom Benson made a brief appearance at the team’s practice facility Friday to check in on his team and let them know he’s recovering well from last week’s cancer surgery. He stopped by after getting a good report Friday morning at his post-surgery checkup, spent about five minutes with […]

Owner Benson Undergoes Cancer Surgery

From: New Orleans Times-Picayune Saints owner Tom Benson had surgery last week to remove a cancerous mass on his left kidney, the team announced Tuesday evening. Benson, 81, had the 3-centimeter mass removed at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans on Dec. 10. He was released from the hospital Sunday night and is resting at […]

SuperDome Ready for Football; Saints and Bucs on for Sunday

The Saints got some good news today, as it was announced that their scheduled home game vs the Bucs on Sunday at 1pm is still on.  Of course with Gustav coming through, there was major concern that they would not be able to play the game at the SuperDome, but instead the stadium is in […]