Benson released from hospital after breathing trouble
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was released from the hospital Tuesday after being taken there for having difficulty breathing at the team's training camp, according to team spokesman Greg Bensel.
Benson, who is 87, was examined by a doctor and given oxygen as a matter of caution before he was taken to a nearby hospital. Team officials believe the altitude of the Saints camp site, nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, is a factor in the team owner's health issues.
Bensel says doctors at a hospital in Lewisburg put Benson through a series of tests and "did not find any issues or complications."
Benson was taken to an emergency room at a West Virginia hospital last week after he suffered dehydration at the Saints training camp. He returned to team practices on Thursday after his release.
This year has been a difficult one for the Saints owner who was hospitalized in May after he tripped and hit his head during the owners meeting in Atlanta. Benson was recovering from a recent knee surgery at the time and was examined by doctors for a concussion before he was cleared to fly back to New Orleans.