After Saints owner Tom Benson changed his will in January to dramatically alter plans for the transfer of his NFL and NBA franchises from a daughter and her two children to Mr. Benson’s current wife, the frozen-out family members sued, challenging his competence to make such decisions. A judge has since required Mr. Benson to submit to a psychiatric evaluation, which has been conducted.
According to Brett Martel of the Associated Press, a hearing has been set for June 1 on the matter.
The report was produced by three psychiatrists — one hired at the recommendation of each side in the litigation and a third one who was jointly selected by the other two. They examined Mr. Benson on March 13.
The report will not be released publicly, due to concerns for Mr. Benson’s privacy. The outcome of the case, however, will say plenty about whether he was indeed fit to alter his will.