Benson died at the age of 90 after being hospitalized for the flu on February 16th.
He originally bought the New Orleans Saints in 1985 after learning that the team would possibly be sold to another buyer and forced to relocate cities. Since being with he team, the Saints have been in 11 playoffs, won 6 division titles and Superbowl XLIV in 2009 (as if you forgot). Click here to read more about Benson’s accomplishments.
I will forever be indebted to Mr. Tom Benson for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be a member of the Saints organization and the New Orleans community. I will miss his presence, leadership, and grandfatherly advice. We know you will continue to watch over us all with that umbrella in your hand.