Tom Benson

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Tom Benson said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Neither Tom Benson nor myself, or any of our organizations have ever contributed nor will ever make payments to the Catholic Church to pay settlements or legal awards of any kind, let alone this issue," External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson added : "I remain repulsed by the actions of past clergy in this abuse scandal. I pray for the healing of the victims and I am hopeful this terrible time will provide a path to eradicate this behavior in the Church" External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I have decided to no longer stand idly by while stories are written about our role in this matter and speak to this in my own words," External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I don’t know if Tulane would be as excited about investing in that neighborhood (around the former Charity Hospital a few blocks away), but for what we did,” External link

nola Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Food, beer and music: it’s a formula that seems to work,” External link

missoulian Monday, September 2, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "It is a particularly exciting time for our teams and our cities," External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We hope (it) will give us the same kind home court advantage we enjoy with the Saints," External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Kong Center ) : "To help create that kind of environment, out staff is working on re-imaging the entire Pelicans' game presentation," "We are working with groups like Disney and others to innovate the way our fans experience the game. While we can't promise we will win every game, we believe we can promise our fans will have an exceptional and memorable experience every time they visit the Smoothie King Center" External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "It's our job to make sure those building are managed at the highest quality operation standards," External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Had this happened in another city, it is likely there would have been riots in the streets,” External link

nola Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “My personal relationship with the archbishop aside, I believe he has shown tremendous leadership and guidance through this very tough time,” “In my opinion, he has dealt with this very sad issue head on, with great resolve and determination to do the right thing and to do it as fully transparently as he is allowed” External link

nola Thursday, April 18, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “There is no way that I am going to sell that team -- ever ,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I value the Pelicans as much as I do the Saints, and I don’t look at myself as an owner of the teams,” “I feel like it is an asset that I am protecting for the city” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “The owners of both leagues needed to know what we were going to do,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “People are going to talk and there’s really nothing you can do about that,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Ten years ago, we embarked on a mission to create a world class attraction dedicated to the art form of comedy in Jamestown, New York” External link

4-traders Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Greg Bensel ) : "My connection to Jesuit comes primarily through Dennis Lauscha -- I'm so proud to say -- our team president, both Pelicans and Saints, and Greg Bensel, our senior vice-president," External link

southernminn Friday, February 22, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Greg Bensel ) : "My connection to Jesuit comes primarily through Dennis Lauscha -- I'm so proud to say -- our team president, both Pelicans and Saints, and Greg Bensel, our senior vice-president," External link

annistonstar Friday, February 22, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

miamiherald Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

wftv Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

charlotteobserver Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

tri-cityherald Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:59:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

theolympian Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:59:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

heraldonline Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “We will immediately begin the process of restructuring our basketball operations department,” External link

nola Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Yesterday’s result is still difficult to accept for all of us,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I know it’s a little gesture, but I think that building relationships is important,” “When you get a handwritten note from somebody, you know that they care. And I do care” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I tell the players, you don’t have to kneel for the national anthem,” “I’m going to help you with your cause. I said that to them, and I meant it, and I’m doing it” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I just put myself in her situation,” “Hopefully it helped make a difference in that woman’s life. … You just feel like if you can help, then why not? When it’s someone you know, it means more. That’s family” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “We grew up in a very humble home,” “But my mother always helped other people. That was what life was all about” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “It’s just what’s in my heart,” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Everybody keeps telling me that it feels like 2009,” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I don’t really look at myself that way,” “I’ve never been someone that wants to be in control or in power. That was never my desire. I look at myself as just a regular person, who is trying to live right and do right and work every day and be happy and help as many people as I can” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “That hasn’t been an issue at all,” “We’re all in business together. We all put our heads together to make the right decisions. Nobody seems to mind that it’s a woman and not a man sitting next to them” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We don't bet much but we like watching the horses run," External link

nola Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Everyone in horse racing has been so nice to us," "It gets a little cold up there sometimes, but most of the year it's just so nice. It's unbelievable" External link

nola Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We have spoken with so many people locally and regionally about the return of the beer to New Orleans and the return to its original recipe," External link

nola Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:20:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Here's something that represents New Orleans for me," External link

nola Friday, July 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "The GMB Racing operation has certainly done very well and we have had success," "It is a very hard business in which to be successful, so we are very fortunate. Our goals have always been to try to run on the highest level" External link

nola Friday, November 4, 2016 9:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Gayle and I love sharing the horse success with the people of New Orleans like we do with the Saints and Pelicans," External link

nola Friday, November 4, 2016 9:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "To tell you a fact, I was not a big fan. I wasn't a football fan," External link

nola Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I had talked to the governor before about other matters about the Superdome because they didn't want to have it," External link

nola Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Jim Mora ) : "Jim Finks really was a tremendous help," External link

nola Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I don't think this city would have been the same without us, too," External link

nola Monday, September 26, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums,” External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, August 29, 2016 9:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend," External link

foxnews Saturday, August 20, 2016 3:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend,” External link

time Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:58:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend," External link

daytondailynews Friday, August 19, 2016 10:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend," External link

mcclatchydc Friday, August 19, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 19, 2016 12:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public -- the folks that these places have been set aside for -- we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

chosun Friday, August 19, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums," External link

JakartaPost Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:56:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums,” External link

denverpost Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public motivated to get out there” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

nypost Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:16:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

sltrib Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

680news Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

startribune Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:23:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Throwing that beer on him really did something to him, too," External link

nola Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I want you to know that I didn't ask for (Phillips' resignation)," "He told me he was resigning for the good of the city, for the good of the fans. And for me" External link

nola Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "These trustees have never shown any interest and inclination in completing this exchange," External link

nola Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "They attacked me, you got to know," External link

mercurynews Monday, May 23, 2016 3:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson testified : "Well, they tried to kill me for one thing," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson testified : "Well, they tried to kill me for one thing," External link

afp-en Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I think Renee and Rita and maybe Ryan was there too, came over to our suite and started saying things," "I'm trying to watch a football game. And they started picking on Gayle. And it got so bad, Renee shook her, and I said, 'That's enough, let's go.' Gayle and I left the game" External link

nola Friday, May 20, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson : "Well, I found out they didn't love me very much, trying to stab me in the back, wanted to take over everything, brought me to court saying I was crazy. You don't need any more than that" External link

nola Friday, May 20, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I keep her posted on what's going on," "I want her to learn the thing. My plan is that she would take over when I die" External link

nola Friday, May 20, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Suddenly after I remarried you all became offensive,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:29:00 AM EAT



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Tom Benson said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Neither Tom Benson nor myself, or any of our organizations have ever contributed nor will ever make payments to the Catholic Church to pay settlements or legal awards of any kind, let alone this issue," External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Scheuermann said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I know Mrs. Benson has given to a lot of different communities and a lot of different charitable organizations and a lot of different schools," External link

nola Friday, February 7, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

David Stern said ( about Tom Benson ) : “I used to tease Tom, that it’s good Gayle is here because his first love is always the Saints,” External link

nola Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : “We are thrilled to add Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to our roster of iconic NFL Stadiums,” External link

businesswire Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : “We are thrilled to add Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to our roster of iconic NFL Stadiums,” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think Tom Benson would be very, very proud of Gayle," External link

southernminn Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think Tom Benson would be very, very proud of Gayle," External link

annistonstar Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Mickey Loomis said ( about Tom Benson ) : “Following (Tom Benson’s) philosophies, … I think she decided the important thing here was we weren’t going to be dictated to — we’re going to do what’s best for us on our timeline, not anyone else’s,” “We care about players and their feelings, but first and foremost we’re going to do what’s best for the Pelicans” External link

annistonstar Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Drew Brees said ( about Tom Benson ) : “She is an unbelievable representative of the organization,” “She's so classy. We know that if there's anything we need as an organization -- it was like this with Mr. Benson, I think she's just carrying this on – if there's something that can help us be better, help us win and help us be more successful, put us into better position to succeed, they're willing to spend the money to do that. We all respect that very much” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Greg Bensel said ( about Tom Benson ) : "David is an excellent and experienced horseman," "He has many contacts not only here in the United States but internationally. We are slowly building our broodmare band with quality mares and we are focusing on breeding them to successful sires, such as More Than Ready, Speightstown and Quality Road to name a few. We look forward to soon breeding to our own horses - Tom's Ready and Mo Tom" External link

nola Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:06:00 PM EAT

Sean Payton said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think that'd be a question for Mr. Benson or a question for someone else," "I think we'll have a plan in regards to how we're going to handle it" External link

nola Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Kathy Finn said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think my bottom line on Tom Benson is, he's an extraordinarily tough and savvy businessman who pursued wealth with a sometimes-brutal resolve," "His handling of his NFL team likely has earned him lasting esteem, but his carefully laid plans to do right by his family ultimately collapsed in a late-life heartbreak" External link

nola Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:47:00 AM EAT

David Dixon said ( about Tom Benson ) : "It made billionaires or near-billionaires out of all NFL owners, including our own Tom Benson," External link

nola Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Drew Brees said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Mr. Benson has always been our biggest advocate," "It really starts with the example that he has set for all of us. He gives us a ton of confidence, and I think we all feel a great sense of responsibility to prove him right and come through for everything he's done for us" External link

nola Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:54:00 AM EAT

Drew Brees said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Mr. Benson has always been our biggest advocate," "It really starts with the example that he has set frr all of us. He gives us a ton of confidence, and I think we all feel a great sense of responsibility to prove him right and come through for everything he's done for us" External link

nola Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

John Bel Edwards said ( about Tom Benson ) : "It would be an honor to have this event return to New Orleans, and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with basketball fans from around the country," "My office will support and assist Tom Benson and the New Orleans Pelicans in any way possible to help bring the NBA All-Stars back" External link

sltrib Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:20:00 AM EAT

John Bel Edwards said ( about Tom Benson ) : "It would be an honor to have this event return to New Orleans, and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with basketball fans from around the country," "My office will support and assist Tom Benson and the New Orleans Pelicans in any way possible to help bring the NBA All-Stars back" External link

daytondailynews Friday, July 22, 2016 11:40:00 PM EAT

Randy Smith said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Judge Rickhoff, after hearing two days of evidence, expressed serious concern about the vulnerability of Tom Benson," External link

sunherald Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Cordes said ( about Tom Benson ) : “The point is that (his daughter Renee Benson and her children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc) own fractions of the team,” “The trusts own fractions of the team” External link

sunherald Friday, January 30, 2015 7:21:00 PM EAT

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Tom Benson

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Tom Benson said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Neither Tom Benson nor myself, or any of our organizations have ever contributed nor will ever make payments to the Catholic Church to pay settlements or legal awards of any kind, let alone this issue," External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson added : "I remain repulsed by the actions of past clergy in this abuse scandal. I pray for the healing of the victims and I am hopeful this terrible time will provide a path to eradicate this behavior in the Church" External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I have decided to no longer stand idly by while stories are written about our role in this matter and speak to this in my own words," External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I don’t know if Tulane would be as excited about investing in that neighborhood (around the former Charity Hospital a few blocks away), but for what we did,” External link

nola Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Food, beer and music: it’s a formula that seems to work,” External link

missoulian Monday, September 2, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "It is a particularly exciting time for our teams and our cities," External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We hope (it) will give us the same kind home court advantage we enjoy with the Saints," External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Kong Center ) : "To help create that kind of environment, out staff is working on re-imaging the entire Pelicans' game presentation," "We are working with groups like Disney and others to innovate the way our fans experience the game. While we can't promise we will win every game, we believe we can promise our fans will have an exceptional and memorable experience every time they visit the Smoothie King Center" External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "It's our job to make sure those building are managed at the highest quality operation standards," External link

nola Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Had this happened in another city, it is likely there would have been riots in the streets,” External link

nola Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “My personal relationship with the archbishop aside, I believe he has shown tremendous leadership and guidance through this very tough time,” “In my opinion, he has dealt with this very sad issue head on, with great resolve and determination to do the right thing and to do it as fully transparently as he is allowed” External link

nola Thursday, April 18, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “There is no way that I am going to sell that team -- ever ,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I value the Pelicans as much as I do the Saints, and I don’t look at myself as an owner of the teams,” “I feel like it is an asset that I am protecting for the city” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “The owners of both leagues needed to know what we were going to do,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “People are going to talk and there’s really nothing you can do about that,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:29:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Ten years ago, we embarked on a mission to create a world class attraction dedicated to the art form of comedy in Jamestown, New York” External link

4-traders Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Greg Bensel ) : "My connection to Jesuit comes primarily through Dennis Lauscha -- I'm so proud to say -- our team president, both Pelicans and Saints, and Greg Bensel, our senior vice-president," External link

southernminn Friday, February 22, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Greg Bensel ) : "My connection to Jesuit comes primarily through Dennis Lauscha -- I'm so proud to say -- our team president, both Pelicans and Saints, and Greg Bensel, our senior vice-president," External link

annistonstar Friday, February 22, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:27:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

miamiherald Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

wftv Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

charlotteobserver Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

tri-cityherald Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:59:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

theolympian Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:59:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction," External link

heraldonline Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “We will immediately begin the process of restructuring our basketball operations department,” External link

nola Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Yesterday’s result is still difficult to accept for all of us,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I know it’s a little gesture, but I think that building relationships is important,” “When you get a handwritten note from somebody, you know that they care. And I do care” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I tell the players, you don’t have to kneel for the national anthem,” “I’m going to help you with your cause. I said that to them, and I meant it, and I’m doing it” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I just put myself in her situation,” “Hopefully it helped make a difference in that woman’s life. … You just feel like if you can help, then why not? When it’s someone you know, it means more. That’s family” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “We grew up in a very humble home,” “But my mother always helped other people. That was what life was all about” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “It’s just what’s in my heart,” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Everybody keeps telling me that it feels like 2009,” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “I don’t really look at myself that way,” “I’ve never been someone that wants to be in control or in power. That was never my desire. I look at myself as just a regular person, who is trying to live right and do right and work every day and be happy and help as many people as I can” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “That hasn’t been an issue at all,” “We’re all in business together. We all put our heads together to make the right decisions. Nobody seems to mind that it’s a woman and not a man sitting next to them” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We don't bet much but we like watching the horses run," External link

nola Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Everyone in horse racing has been so nice to us," "It gets a little cold up there sometimes, but most of the year it's just so nice. It's unbelievable" External link

nola Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:06:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We have spoken with so many people locally and regionally about the return of the beer to New Orleans and the return to its original recipe," External link

nola Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:20:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Here's something that represents New Orleans for me," External link

nola Friday, July 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "The GMB Racing operation has certainly done very well and we have had success," "It is a very hard business in which to be successful, so we are very fortunate. Our goals have always been to try to run on the highest level" External link

nola Friday, November 4, 2016 9:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Gayle and I love sharing the horse success with the people of New Orleans like we do with the Saints and Pelicans," External link

nola Friday, November 4, 2016 9:13:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "To tell you a fact, I was not a big fan. I wasn't a football fan," External link

nola Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I had talked to the governor before about other matters about the Superdome because they didn't want to have it," External link

nola Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said ( about Jim Mora ) : "Jim Finks really was a tremendous help," External link

nola Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I don't think this city would have been the same without us, too," External link

nola Monday, September 26, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums,” External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, August 29, 2016 9:34:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend," External link

foxnews Saturday, August 20, 2016 3:48:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend,” External link

time Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:58:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend," External link

daytondailynews Friday, August 19, 2016 10:22:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "As we know, the NBA will engage thousands of local children and charities during this weekend," External link

mcclatchydc Friday, August 19, 2016 9:04:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 19, 2016 12:19:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public -- the folks that these places have been set aside for -- we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

chosun Friday, August 19, 2016 3:22:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums," External link

JakartaPost Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:56:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

timesofmalta Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums,” External link

denverpost Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:49:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public motivated to get out there” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

CBSnews Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:03:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

nypost Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:16:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

sltrib Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

680news Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public - the folks that these places have been set aside for - we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, August 17, 2016 5:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:37:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : "We can't make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there," External link

startribune Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:23:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson argued : “We can’t make these into museums. We have to keep the general public — the folks that these places have been set aside for — we have to keep them motivated to get out there,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:02:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "Throwing that beer on him really did something to him, too," External link

nola Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I want you to know that I didn't ask for (Phillips' resignation)," "He told me he was resigning for the good of the city, for the good of the fans. And for me" External link

nola Thursday, June 23, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "These trustees have never shown any interest and inclination in completing this exchange," External link

nola Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "They attacked me, you got to know," External link

mercurynews Monday, May 23, 2016 3:49:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson testified : "Well, they tried to kill me for one thing," External link

irishsun Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson testified : "Well, they tried to kill me for one thing," External link

afp-en Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I think Renee and Rita and maybe Ryan was there too, came over to our suite and started saying things," "I'm trying to watch a football game. And they started picking on Gayle. And it got so bad, Renee shook her, and I said, 'That's enough, let's go.' Gayle and I left the game" External link

nola Friday, May 20, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson : "Well, I found out they didn't love me very much, trying to stab me in the back, wanted to take over everything, brought me to court saying I was crazy. You don't need any more than that" External link

nola Friday, May 20, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : "I keep her posted on what's going on," "I want her to learn the thing. My plan is that she would take over when I die" External link

nola Friday, May 20, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Tom Benson said : “Suddenly after I remarried you all became offensive,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:29:00 AM EAT



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Tom Benson said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Neither Tom Benson nor myself, or any of our organizations have ever contributed nor will ever make payments to the Catholic Church to pay settlements or legal awards of any kind, let alone this issue," External link

nola Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Scheuermann said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I know Mrs. Benson has given to a lot of different communities and a lot of different charitable organizations and a lot of different schools," External link

nola Friday, February 7, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

David Stern said ( about Tom Benson ) : “I used to tease Tom, that it’s good Gayle is here because his first love is always the Saints,” External link

nola Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : “We are thrilled to add Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to our roster of iconic NFL Stadiums,” External link

businesswire Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : “We are thrilled to add Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to our roster of iconic NFL Stadiums,” External link

samoaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:08:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think Tom Benson would be very, very proud of Gayle," External link

southernminn Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Doug Thornton said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think Tom Benson would be very, very proud of Gayle," External link

annistonstar Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Mickey Loomis said ( about Tom Benson ) : “Following (Tom Benson’s) philosophies, … I think she decided the important thing here was we weren’t going to be dictated to — we’re going to do what’s best for us on our timeline, not anyone else’s,” “We care about players and their feelings, but first and foremost we’re going to do what’s best for the Pelicans” External link

annistonstar Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Drew Brees said ( about Tom Benson ) : “She is an unbelievable representative of the organization,” “She's so classy. We know that if there's anything we need as an organization -- it was like this with Mr. Benson, I think she's just carrying this on – if there's something that can help us be better, help us win and help us be more successful, put us into better position to succeed, they're willing to spend the money to do that. We all respect that very much” External link

nola Friday, January 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Greg Bensel said ( about Tom Benson ) : "David is an excellent and experienced horseman," "He has many contacts not only here in the United States but internationally. We are slowly building our broodmare band with quality mares and we are focusing on breeding them to successful sires, such as More Than Ready, Speightstown and Quality Road to name a few. We look forward to soon breeding to our own horses - Tom's Ready and Mo Tom" External link

nola Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:06:00 PM EAT

Sean Payton said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think that'd be a question for Mr. Benson or a question for someone else," "I think we'll have a plan in regards to how we're going to handle it" External link

nola Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Kathy Finn said ( about Tom Benson ) : "I think my bottom line on Tom Benson is, he's an extraordinarily tough and savvy businessman who pursued wealth with a sometimes-brutal resolve," "His handling of his NFL team likely has earned him lasting esteem, but his carefully laid plans to do right by his family ultimately collapsed in a late-life heartbreak" External link

nola Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:47:00 AM EAT

David Dixon said ( about Tom Benson ) : "It made billionaires or near-billionaires out of all NFL owners, including our own Tom Benson," External link

nola Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Drew Brees said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Mr. Benson has always been our biggest advocate," "It really starts with the example that he has set for all of us. He gives us a ton of confidence, and I think we all feel a great sense of responsibility to prove him right and come through for everything he's done for us" External link

nola Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:54:00 AM EAT

Drew Brees said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Mr. Benson has always been our biggest advocate," "It really starts with the example that he has set frr all of us. He gives us a ton of confidence, and I think we all feel a great sense of responsibility to prove him right and come through for everything he's done for us" External link

nola Thursday, September 8, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

John Bel Edwards said ( about Tom Benson ) : "It would be an honor to have this event return to New Orleans, and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with basketball fans from around the country," "My office will support and assist Tom Benson and the New Orleans Pelicans in any way possible to help bring the NBA All-Stars back" External link

sltrib Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:20:00 AM EAT

John Bel Edwards said ( about Tom Benson ) : "It would be an honor to have this event return to New Orleans, and we look forward to sharing our hospitality with basketball fans from around the country," "My office will support and assist Tom Benson and the New Orleans Pelicans in any way possible to help bring the NBA All-Stars back" External link

daytondailynews Friday, July 22, 2016 11:40:00 PM EAT

Randy Smith said ( about Tom Benson ) : "Judge Rickhoff, after hearing two days of evidence, expressed serious concern about the vulnerability of Tom Benson," External link

sunherald Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Cordes said ( about Tom Benson ) : “The point is that (his daughter Renee Benson and her children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc) own fractions of the team,” “The trusts own fractions of the team” External link

sunherald Friday, January 30, 2015 7:21:00 PM EAT