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Saints owner Tom Benson is out of the hospital and OK

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Saints owner Tom Benson was taken off the field in an ambulance at the team’s training camp practice in West Virginia today, but he’s already out of the hospital and feeling fine.

Saints V.P of Communications Greg Bensel released a statement saying Benson is OK.

“This morning, Mr. Benson left practice after not feeling well due to symptoms related to the altitude here in West Virginia,” the statement said. “He was transported to a local hospital in Lewisberg, WV and was given a series of tests, of which, doctors did not find any issues or complications. He was treated with oxygen and has been released. He is doing great and was under the care of team physician John Amoss the entire time. Mr. and Mrs. Benson thank all of those that have reached out.”

The 87-year-old Benson also suffered a fall at the league meeting in May, but the team says he’s in good health.

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15 Responses to “Saints owner Tom Benson is out of the hospital and OK”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 5, 2014 1:58 PM

    That’s very good news that he’s in good health.

    Respect.

    Now just give the Minnesota Vikings our deserved 2009 Lombardi Trophy and all will be good.

  2. floratiotime says: Aug 5, 2014 2:00 PM

    You know … it’s a real low rent move to post unrelated garbage all over the site in all sorts of threads. Makes Vikings’ fans look like clowns.

  3. sb44champs says: Aug 5, 2014 2:03 PM

    Awesome news!!!

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 5, 2014 2:08 PM

    They gave him oxygen. His respiritory system wasn’t adapted to breathing pure coal dust.

  5. scoops1 says: Aug 5, 2014 2:11 PM

    I didn’t know Robert Prosky was a Saints fan…

  6. gpenpilot says: Aug 5, 2014 2:13 PM

    Get well Mr. Benson. You are BY FAR the most respectable and genuine owner of an NFL. You admirably decided on your own, to keep the Saints in New Orleans and have always hired high character individuals (that dont steal painkillers) to run your team.

    Geaux Saints! WHO DAT!!!

  7. mdd913 says: Aug 5, 2014 2:16 PM

    See that “report comment” button? I use it for all pftpoet comments. I suggest everyone do the same.

  8. bigjw9145 says: Aug 5, 2014 2:30 PM

    Good News!!!

  9. bigjw9145 says: Aug 5, 2014 2:37 PM

    Great News!!!

  10. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Aug 5, 2014 3:06 PM

    PFTpoet is the best. The Vikings dynasty is about to be unleashed. SKOL

  11. whatnojets says: Aug 5, 2014 3:46 PM

    Great news to read that Mr. Benson is in good health.

    Attention New Orleans Saints Basher: You may now proceed posting anti-Saints messages

  12. nomercy2012 says: Aug 5, 2014 4:08 PM

    Sad that some Vikings fans honestly believe they deserved the 2009 Lombardi trophy.

  13. nowillrepeat says: Aug 5, 2014 5:40 PM

    Sad that some Vikings fans honestly believe they deserved the 2009 Lombardi trophy.
    _____________________________

    What they fail to realize is that if their idiot coach had not sent 12 men out to the huddle near the end of regulation, they probably would have.

    But it’s much easier to say you got cheated.

  14. doubleogator says: Aug 5, 2014 6:19 PM

    What the Viking fans also do not realize is they would not have won the Super Bowl even if they had gotten there, and by the way, the saints dominated in that NFC Championship game…Great news on Mr Benson!

  15. bubbybrisket says: Aug 5, 2014 7:56 PM

    “But why do you even ponder passing….”

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