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Saints' Rita Benson LeBlanc stands out

Co-owner is used to being around the guys. She's known many of them since she was a kid. But she likes being different in a crowd of male NFL execs.

Originally Published: January 5, 2012
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The future of the New Orleans Saints wears a pair of ultrachic black boots that ascend to her knees, not because it's comfortable but because the team has been on a roll since she put them on and you don't mess with fate. She cannot ... sit ... down, at least not for more than a few minutes. Did you know that the average executive chair is too big for a woman? Rita Benson LeBlanc, who can't be much more than a bowl of gumbo over 100 pounds, does. Behind her desk is a large gray ...

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