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The last time Renee Benson saw her father, Saints owner Tom Benson, she remembers him sitting in his New Orleans house in his pajamas, unshaven, trying to eat lunch but struggling to get the meat off of a crab claw.

Renee Benson testified Wednesday that one day earlier, her father had begged her to visit from San Antonio. But, she said, her stepmother called to interrupt the Dec. 2 visit and screamed at her husband to stop talking to Renee. He left the room a few minutes later.

Three weeks later, Renee Benson got a letter signed by her father, saying he wanted no further contact with her or her children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc. He later announced he intends to leave full ownership and control of the Saints and Pelicans franchises to his wife of 10 years, Gayle Benson, rather than the three heirs, as was long expected.

"I really want to tell him that I love him very much, and I really want some quality time with him, talk about old times," Benson said in a San Antonio courtroom. "I think it's time to pass the baton. I think it's time."



Benson testified in the first day of a two-day hearing in Bexar County Probate Court over whether Tom Benson should be restricted from overseeing the assets in a trust that holds a portion of the billionaire's wealth, including auto-dealerships, a Texas bank and real estate.

Tom Benson's lawyers attacked the portrayal of the billionaire on Renee's Dec. 2 visit, arguing that he had six surgeries on his knee over seven months while fighting infections and was simply taking a recovery day.

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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But, she said, her stepmother called to interrupt the Dec. 2 visit and screamed at her husband to stop talking to Renee. He left the room a few minutes later.

Tom Benson's lawyers attacked the portrayal of the billionaire on Renee's Dec. 2 visit, arguing that he had six surgeries on his knee over seven months while fighting infections and was simply taking a recovery day

ok even the lawyers are getting stupid here. stop eating crab, talking and visiting because of your knee?

sorry who else think this will get even lower?
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Its about money. There is no morality when people are fighting for money. Humans can be barbaric.
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This doesnt look good for Benson. He could have pretty much put a squash on the whole thing if he showed up. It is pretty low that Renee had to bring in the former mayor of San Antonio, who was the one trying to lure the Saints to SA to be a part of the proceedings. I think we can all guess whats going to happen if Renee gets control.
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What a mess.
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Were talking about an unimaginable amount of money and power here.
You ain't seen nothing yet this will become far worse than ugly. You can almost here the skeletons rattling in the closet because you all know they are all coming out.
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That woman will absolutely destroy this team. Why should she get control? If the saints leave the city that would be disastrous for the city and its economy.
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Ex mayor of San Antonio,nothing like a conflict of interests there
Shows whats the plan on one side of the family
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