Posts Tagged ‘tom benson’

Gridiron Gab Links – NFC Afternoon Edition 8/14

After missing two weeks of training camp and being gone for a week for personal reasons, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. – Bears Gab Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt dismissed a report by ESPN that John Skelton is the favorite in the race for the starting quarterback […]

Former RB Deuce McAllister, Owner Tom 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 […]

New Orleans Saints Owner and Coach In NY This Weekend – Meeting with Roger 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 […]

New Orleans Saints Owner Backing GM and Coach 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 […]

Saints Owner Benson comments on the Vicodin case

Even Saints owner Tom Benson has something to say on the pending Vicodin scandal which has plauged the Saints the last couple of weeks. “I can’t tell you exactly how I feel about that, but it’s a typical type of somebody that isn’t happy, and they file suit on you,” Benson said before serving as […]

Saints and the State of Louisiana Work Out a Deal to Keep Team in 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 […]