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Settlement in Texas dispute over Tom Benson estate trust

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.

Tom Benson Mental Competency Ruling Appealed: Latest Details, Comments

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

Tom Benson's Former Assistant Sues Wife Gayle Over Alleged Racial Discrimination

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

Benson scoffs at suggestion he sell Pelicans, Saints

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.

Tom Benson’s statement in response to Times-Picayune article urging him to sell

[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…

Tom Benson reiterates he’s not selling Saints or Pelicans

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…

Ex-assistant to Pelicans' Benson claims wrongful firing

A longtime assistant to Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson claims he was fired last year in violation of a legal contract.

At 88, Tom Benson Conducts Business as Usual for New Orleans Teams

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.

Steelers vs. Vikings in Hall of Fame game: Time, TV and preview

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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; […]

Hall of Fame Game Blog: Vikings 14, Steelers 3

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

Bills president Russ Brandon will also be president of Buffalo Sabres

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…

Appeal filed in Tom Benson competency case

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…

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Tom Benson Ruling Appealed

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.

Benson's daughter, grandchildren appeal competency ruling

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.

Tom Benson's Estranged Heirs Appeal Competency Ruling: Latest Details, Reaction

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

New Orleans Saints Owner's Family Appeals Mental Competency Ruling

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.

Tom Benson Declared Competent, But What Does It Really Mean?

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 [...]

Judge rules Saints owner Tom Benson mentally competent to run team

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

Tom Benson Is Found Capable of Running Saints and Pelicans

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.”

Court Win for Saints Owner Tom Benson

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.

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