Tom Benson's Family Files Suit Against Saints, Pelican's Owner LA/TX
A day after revealing that Tom Benson announced his wife, Gayle, would seize control of the NFL's New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans upon his death, his granddaughter, Rita Benson LeBlanc, and other family members have filed a lawsuit to block the change.
The news was first reported by Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com, who said the lawsuit deems Benson mentally incompetent and claims Gayle Benson is “manipulating” her husband. Benson, 87, married Gayle, who is 20 years his junior, in 2004.
Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV provides Benson’s response to the lawsuit: