‘Healthy’ Tom Benson returns home

May, 21, 2014
May 21
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New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson returned home from Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon after staying overnight to be evaluated for a possible concussion.

Team spokesman Greg Bensel said doctors didn’t want Benson to fly on Tuesday night, but said “he is doing great.”

Bensel also tweeted: “Wheels up after a night in Atlanta- heading back to New Orleans with a healthy Tom Benson - he thanks everyone for their thoughts”

Benson, 86, was taken to the hospital Tuesday after stumbling and hitting his head during the NFL meetings. He tripped while exiting the podium during New Orleans’ pitch to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

Benson is still recovering from minor knee surgery earlier this month.


Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter

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