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Old 01-28-2015, 08:49 PM   #11
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Rita may not be a nice girl. Not too friendly, chatty. So what!!!!

It has been said by many in the media and by Benson that she has done well in learning HER FAMILY business. No, she was still always under her grandfather, but still, she did fairly well in learning from the bottom up.


This is a power play by the new wifey and her family and team.


It is sad for them to fall apart.

TB should really rethink who is really making a power play, using him, has an advantage here, the reasons why, and going against his wishes .

What will remain of his companies? They will not go to his heirs , but to Gayle's team of business supporters and her family and then what?
His legacy will be his companies will go his new wifey and her camp and family and from then, dismantled and sold off bit by bit, lost, etc.

Why the need to change what he had in place?

Gayle is not the one who wants to say he is suffering memory lost. That would do her no favor.
The kids, grandkids said this.
That is Galye's ace card with TB.
It is sad.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:10 PM   #12
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I am done with the Saints' off season drama.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:37 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by AsylumGuido View Post
He met with the writers from NOLA.com this week and in another appearance was interviewed by WWL. Larry Holder said he appeared to be the same as he has been every other time he had met with him over the past several years. He's 87 years old and has very bad knees. I wouldn't expect him to be out and about much.

As for the "family feud", this didn't just happen. Rita has a long history of being undependable. Tom is just doing what he feels is best for the future of his holdings. Rita and her family are the ones that are incompetent, not Tom.
Say, where do you get all this from?!? Sources?!?

Benson met with the writers of NOLA.com and Larry Holder who are...employees of his?!? Why not other third party news sources who may have been a little more objective?

Bad knees or not, has he spoken in public with the same clarity and purpose as he has in the past? And if anything, even if it were in a Professor Xavier maglift wheelchair which he could certainly afford, or even a six Egyptian slave litter he should be out in public reassuring the fanbase if he's truly competent, able...

Family Feud didn't happened? There was obviously something that happened for him to fire off the letter just after Christmas...

Do you have evidence, experience of Rita's long history of being undependable other than what may have been stated by Benson's lawyers?

As far as Rita being incompetent, there seems to be some conflicting information...

Source: New Orleans Saints' Rita Benson LeBlanc stands out in a crowd of NFL suits

See what I did there?!?

Rita may be a brat and Gayle may be a gold digger, but some of these accusations being thrown around are premature and this legal fight may/may not shake out some things in public...

But if you have evidence or sources of what you've stated - Please, do share...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Say, where do you get all this from?!? Sources?!?

Benson met with the writers of NOLA.com and Larry Holder who are...employees of his?!? Why not other third party news sources who may have been a little more objective?

Bad knees or not, has he spoken in public with the same clarity and purpose as he has in the past? And if anything, even if it were in a Professor Xavier maglift wheelchair which he could certainly afford, or even a six Egyptian slave litter he should be out in public reassuring the fanbase if he's truly competent, able...

Family Feud didn't happened? There was obviously something that happened for him to fire off the letter just after Christmas...

Do you have evidence, experience of Rita's long history of being undependable other than what may have been stated by Benson's lawyers?

As far as Rita being incompetent, there seems to be some conflicting information...

Source: New Orleans Saints' Rita Benson LeBlanc stands out in a crowd of NFL suits

See what I did there?!?

Rita may be a brat and Gayle may be a gold digger, but some of these accusations being thrown around are premature and this legal fight may/may not shake out some things in public...

But if you have evidence or sources of what you've stated - Please, do share...
You appear to be severely misinformed. NOLA.com and Larry Holder have no affiliation with Tom Benson. Holder works for NOLA.com and it is owned by Advanced Publications which is owned by the Samuel Newhouse family as it has been for over 50 years.

The information came from postings by Larry Holder himself in the comments section of a story on the Benson counter-suit in response to questions from readers.

As for the family feud happening, if you would take the time to reread my response you will see that I did not refute a feud, I just stated that there has been issues going on for the past few years. It is nothing new. A couple of years ago Rita was banished from the organization for several months. When she was finally let back in from her "time out" it was with FAR less responsibility.
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jeanpierre - In response to the article that you posted are three articles chronicling when the "shyte began hitting the fan", coincidentally shortly after the January 2012 date on the article you posted.

Jason La Canfora (January 21, 2015). "Rita Benson LeBlanc out as Saints owner/ vice chairman". CBS Sports. Retrieved January 24, 2015. Benson LeBlanc has had a tumultuous relationship with her grandfather and with many key figures within the team's hierarchy, and was suspended by Tom Benson for three months in 2012.


Brian Solomon (April 23, 2012). "Billionaire Tom Benson Benches Granddaughter, Presumed Heir, For Her "Sense Of Entitlement"". Forbes. Retrieved January 24, 2015.


Jeff Duncan (April 22, 2012). "Rita Benson LeBlanc's conspicuous absence at high-profile events leaves some wondering about her future with N.O.'s sports franchises". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved January 24, 2015.

Rita has been on a downward spiral over the past several years in relation to the operations of the Benson holdings. There could have very well been a final straw that broke the camels back very recently, but it has been well known that Miss Rita was working her way out of the job long before now.

As for my mention of Holder's comments, I have not been able to track those down. I read dozens of articles every day and hundreds since this all came out.
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In addition, Tom Benson was interviewed LIVE by Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports in front of the entire crowd at last night's Pelicans game against the Nuggets.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson: 'I feel fine'

At last night's game.

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I Heard he got a standing ovation from the crowd?
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I Heard he got a standing ovation from the crowd?
Yes he did, from what I read.
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Rita may not be a nice girl. Not too friendly, chatty. So what!!!!

It has been said by many in the media and by Benson that she has done well in learning HER FAMILY business. No, she was still always under her grandfather, but still, she did fairly well in learning from the bottom up.


This is a power play by the new wifey and her family and team.


It is sad for them to fall apart.

TB should really rethink who is really making a power play, using him, has an advantage here, the reasons why, and going against his wishes .

What will remain of his companies? They will not go to his heirs , but to Gayle's team of business supporters and her family and then what?
His legacy will be his companies will go his new wifey and her camp and family and from then, dismantled and sold off bit by bit, lost, etc.

Why the need to change what he had in place?

Gayle is not the one who wants to say he is suffering memory lost. That would do her no favor.
The kids, grandkids said this.
That is Galye's ace card with TB.
It is sad.
Sorry OM.

Rita's bat-$hit crazy.

She was offered multiple opportunities to succeed.

She eroded trust over many years and it cost her financial independence.

Hopefully, one day I can purchase the Saints and our problems will be solved.
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This interview?

Dude, this sh*t smells...

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