Kristian: Tom Benson in ATL hospital after podium fall
Following his presentation to NFL owners in Atlanta in an effort to bring Super Bowl LII to New Orleans, Saints owner Tom Benson accidentally fell off the podium and bumped his head. He is being treated at a local hospital for concussion symptoms.
He is expected to be released tonight and fly home.
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The Benson camp released this statement:
“First, I would like to congratulate Minnesota on securing Super Bowl LII and to applaud Indianapolis on a great bid. I want to thank the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and everyone from our great city and state that worked tirelessly to put forth the best Super Bowl bid I have ever been a part of. We will be back in the mix to get another Super Bowl to New Orleans soon. As we stated in our presentation, New Orleans is the perfect Super Bowl city.”
“Following my presentation, I accidentally tripped and hit my head, having had knee surgery just over a week ago. Out of an abundance of caution, the doctors wanted to clear me before we fly back home tonight.”