A lawsuit in Texas involving New Orleans Pelicans and Saints owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled.
A Louisiana appeals court will likely rule within a month whether Tom Benson is competent to run both the New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints, per Katherine Sayre of the Times-Picayune. Last June, Orleans Civil District Judge...Show More Summary
Rodney Henry, the former assistant to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, claimed Tuesday that Benson's wife, Gayle, subjected him to racial discrimination before he was dismissed from the organization in June 2015. According to a court...Show More Summary
New Orleans Pelicans and Saints owner Tom Benson scoffed at a suggestion this weekend that he sell his NBA and NFL teams because of his age and a protracted legal struggle with estranged heirs.
[Editor’s note: Sunday’s New Orleans Times-Picayune included a front-page column from Jeff Duncan arguing that Tom Benson should sell the NFL’s Saints and NBA’s Pelicans. Benson, who told Duncan in connection with the story that there will be no sale, issued a separate statement on Sunday night in response to the column. The full text…
As a disappointing season for the New Orleans Saints moves closer to ending, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune would like to see something else end: The ownership of the team by Tom Benson. In a big-splash column receiving prominent treatment in the newspaper, Duncan makes the case for a transfer of both the Saints…
A longtime assistant to Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson claims he was fired last year in violation of a legal contract.
The threat that his teams might be taken away is fading, and Benson has gone back to work, not slipped into an emeritus role, the way owners his age might be expected to do.
Hall of Fame game Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio When: Sunday, 8 p.m. Eastern TV: NBC (play-by-play: Al Michaels; analyst: Cris Collinsworth; sideline reporter: Paul Burmeister) Online: NBC Sports Live Extra Radio: National broadcast by Westwood One, channel 88 on Sirius and XM Radio; Steelers radio on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 226; […]
Welcome to the 2015 NFL season. As always, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game served as the catalyst for a fresh start. The 2015 rendition pitted the Minnesota Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. A sea of Steelers fans took over the stadium for the induction of former running back Jerome Bettis. Show More Summary
After Saints owner Tom Benson bought the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, he increased Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis’s portfolio by making him the head of basketball operations as well. Bills president Russ Brandon may be asking Loomis for some advice about handling jobs for two teams at the same time. Terry and Kim Pegula also own the…
A judge in New Orleans ruled last week that Saints owner Tom Benson is mentally fit to manage his affairs, which means that there was no need to rescind his decision to change his will to make his current wife Gayle his heir rather than his daughter and grandchildren. Benson never took the stand during…
The daughter of the owner Tom Benson, joined by her two adult children, appealed a ruling by a state court judge that Benson was mentally fit to control the New Orleans Saints and his other businesses.
The daughter and grandchildren of Tom Benson are appealing last week's ruling that found the Saints and Pelicans owner mentally competent to make his own business decisions.
Estranged family members of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson reportedly filed an appeal on Wednesday after a judge ruled last week that the 87-year-old businessman remained mentally fit to manage his assets. Katherine...Show More Summary
Three relatives of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on Wednesday appealed a ruling by a state court judge who declared the 87-year-old billionaire mentally fit to control his major league sports teams and other businesses.
As owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson, is used to being in control. He worked his way up humble beginnings, starting as a used-car salesman, to owner of multiple car dealerships, banks, real estate, and a television station. Of course, Benson is most well-known for owning [...]
A New Orleans judge ruled Thursday that 87-year-old New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is mentally competent to run the team. The ruling came down after an eight-day trial in which Benson’s daughter and two grandchildren asked to rule Benson, who also owns the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, mentally incompetent to run his businesses. Show More Summary
A state court judge ruled that Benson, whose daughter and her two children had sought to have him declared mentally unfit, had “clarity of thought and volition, despite some memory lapses.”
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson — and the current power structure he has set up — have cleared a crucial legal hurdle in a struggle for control of the NFL and NBA teams.