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Tom Benson “doing fine” after taking spill at NFL meetings

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Tuesday was not the best day for Saints owner Tom Benson.

New Orleans’ bid for Super Bowl LII fell short as the owners opted to put the game in the Vikings’ new stadium and he wound up taking a trip to the hospital. Benson, who was using a walker after recent knee surgery, fell while leaving the podium after his presentation.

“He is doing fine,” Saints public relations director Greg Bensel told USA Today. “He accidentally tripped coming off the podium, hit his head and is going to get cleared for a concussion before flying home.”

The final verdict on Benson’s day is still pending. The Pelicans, the NBA team he owns, are in the NBA draft lottery and could wind up with one of the top three selections in a draft rich with talent. If they don’t wind up in the top three, the pick goes to the Philadelphia 76ers and Benson will certainly be happy to see the day come to an end.

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12 Responses to “Tom Benson “doing fine” after taking spill at NFL meetings”
  1. livenbreathefootball says: May 20, 2014 5:42 PM

    But he can’t come back to a League meeting until he clears the concussion protocol.

  2. kingokra says: May 20, 2014 5:43 PM

    Get well soon, Mr. Benson! On a side note, if he did get a concussion, that’s a little ironic, isn’t it?

  3. clintblairjr says: May 20, 2014 5:44 PM

    Too much stress for this man needs some time off!

  4. thegreatgabbert says: May 20, 2014 5:49 PM

    Tom is going on IR (knee, undisclosed upper body injury).

  5. jimnaizeeum says: May 20, 2014 6:02 PM

    Workers comp?

  6. ncphinsfan says: May 20, 2014 6:02 PM

    Concussion Lawsuit! For Former Players and now Owners?

  7. weepingjebus says: May 20, 2014 6:11 PM

    Is there really an NBA team called the Pelicans? Is their logo a pelican with its long droopy neck thing formed into the shape of a basketball? I refuse to google this.

  8. ctiggs says: May 20, 2014 6:12 PM

    bounty

  9. truthofthefootballbusiness says: May 20, 2014 6:44 PM

    First, Drew Brees makes Mr. Benson believe that he is one of the rare elite QBs (in the same class as Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, & Tom “Crybaby” Brady), then DB ties Benson’s hands by getting himself Way overpaid, now DB disagrees with Benson on worker’s compensation, and mysteriously Mr. Benson takes a hard fall?? Interesting.
    Once- happenstance,
    Twice- coincidence,
    Three times- enemy action.

  10. nonetruerthanblue says: May 20, 2014 8:29 PM

    Scary for someone his age. Hope he gets better soon.

  11. themonkeyman says: May 20, 2014 8:45 PM

    Brees Tonya Harding-ed Benson!

  12. mdd913 says: May 20, 2014 11:34 PM

    “Tom Benson has a head”

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