|Posted on 1/28/2015 6:45:00 AM.|
Tom Benson has fired back at his daughter and two grandchildren who are attempting to get a judge to declare the Saints and Pelicans owners is not competent to make sound business decisions.
In a court filing, Benson says for years he attempted to groom Renee Benson and his two grandchildren to take over the professional franchises, but they never rose to the task. He adds the decision for his wife to take control of the teams following his death was a deliberate and reasoned decision.
Renee Benson, along with Ryan Leblanc and Rita Benson Leblanc filed a lawsuit last week, challenging a succession plan that would put Gayle Benson in control of the Saints and Pelicans after Tom Benson's death. They claim Mr. Benson's mental state has been weakened and portrayed Gayle Benson as a gold digger.
|Tom Benson, Gayle Benson, Rita Benson Leblanc, Ryan Leblanc|