Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How crazy is Tom Benson?

We may get to find out after all.
The estranged relatives of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson have asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to unseal some of the court records in a mental competency lawsuit they filed against the family patriarch last year.

In a filing made Tuesday, attorneys for Benson’s daughter and grandchildren argue that the “blanket seal of the record” originally ordered by Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Kern Reese violates the public’s right to access court records and keeps the parties involved from being able to speak freely about the dispute.

They also said that certain parts of the record may be relevant to other litigation involving Benson.
Sadly, whoever is making the personnel decisions over at Saints camp right now probably would pass a mental competency exam as this is, again... sadly, probably the right thing to do.
The New Orleans Saints are likely to release receiver Marques Colston in the coming days, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Colston has played 10 seasons with the Saints since the team selected him in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

The release of Colston would give the Saints $3.2 million in cap savings, according to salary data at spotrac.com.

Colston, who missed three games to injury in 2015, posted career low numbers in catches (45), yards (520) and touchdowns (four) last season.

Colston holds Saints career records for receiving yards (9,759) and touchdowns (72).
It would have been super neat to watch him get to 10,000 yards in one last season. But everyone can see Colston didn't have a whole lot left. Besides, we're well past the point where the Saints began to part with the heart of their glory years. Colston was one of only two or three guys left from the SuperBowl team.  We'll look forward to seeing him wave at us in future halftime ceremonies.  

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