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What came out of the meeting is uncertain. "Today Mr. Benson visited with Commissioner Goodell in New York. It was a very productive meeting and he looks forward to having many more discussions with the commissioner on specific Saints related issues as well as league-wide issues," Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said in a statement. The two sides had been working on planning this meeting for a while, and they attempted to get it done last week, before the two sides' busy schedules interfered. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to confirm the commissioner's meeting with Benson and added that Goodell meets and talks with owners all the time on a wide range of issues.