Benson properties 'business as usual' after settlement
NEW ORLEANS – A spokesperson for Tom Benson said Friday that the New Orleans Saints owner’s properties will remain “business as usual” after a settlement was reached between Benson and trustees.
The spokesperson for Benson said the terms of the settlement will remain confidential, but both the National Football League and the National Basketball Association have been informed of the terms.
“Operations for all Tom Benson business properties including the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, WVUE-FOX 8, automotive dealerships and Benson Tower remain ‘business as usual.’”
The settlement comes during a federal lawsuit over Benson’s decision to remove his family members’ shares in his NBA and NFL franchises from a trust.
In March, Benson said in a deposition that his daughter and two grandchildren “tried to kill me” by picking on his wife and behaving in a hostile manner. Benson said the hostility included a 2014 confrontation in his Superdome suite when Renee Benson, his daughter, allegedly shook his wife Gayle.