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New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The narrative seems to be that she turned into a diva with a major sense of entitlement. It's probably for the best....

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Old 01-22-2015, 06:55 AM   #11
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

The narrative seems to be that she turned into a diva with a major sense of entitlement. It's probably for the best.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:06 AM   #12
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

Not a real shocker. We have seen Rita being on the outs for some time now. Only they know but perhaps the job was just too big for her. The other part I read was this also has plans to keep the team(s) in NO forever(?) I think I read.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:30 AM   #13
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

From the stuff I remember reading about her over the years, my best bet is her level of female dog was beyond over the top. With grandpa around all the time, he could buffer some of it, my guess she eventually got to be too much even for him to handle.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:59 AM   #14
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Re: Rita pushed out

Idk. But if ya like conspiracy theories, I think the old man found out they were going to move it or sell it after he died. He said it was for what was "best" for the franchises.

Maybe he found out they were more interested in money than anything else.

I'm not from a wealthy family so all I can do is guess.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:06 AM   #15
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

She never has been or will be the person for the job. She would have turned us into the Browns real fast, and likely would have tried to move the teams or sell them. I remember a story when she got demoted by Benson last time that she went through something like 30 personal assistants in 1 year. Entitled diva.
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

She would've been like that female owner of the Indians in the movie Major League lol.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #17
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

It was (and still is) utterly delusional to think that a sheltered, uneducated, inexperienced, and intellectually deficient person could ever be considered for the role of CEO/owner.
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

Soooooo, what happens if Gayle goes first. Tom could just out live us all.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:10 PM   #19
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

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Soooooo, what happens if Gayle goes first. Tom could just out live us all.
That's the million dollar question. Who gets the team. Loomis would likely take over until a suitable buyer to keep the teams in NO could be established is my best guess. The profits would go to foundations and charities in the meantime. They also took Rita's free Mercedes so I think it's safe to assume she's dead to him.
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Re: New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership shocker: wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita, will control empire after Tom Benson dies

I really thought Rita was responsible for talking Benson into keeping the Saints here(not Tagliabue) and changing the way they spent money. My bad.
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