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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. 
  READ MORE: NFL owners select Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII

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.”

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People : Greg BenselTom Benson

05/20/2014 3:57PM
Kristian: Tom Benson in ATL hospital after podium fall
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05/20/2014 5:06PM
To old
05/20/2014 8:13PM
Benson 2
As if! The first Benson comment was uncalled for. Stuff happens! Get well Mr B
05/20/2014 8:29PM
Thank God You are Okay!!!
Mr. Benson is doing things not too many in his age bracket are able to accomplish, and I for one, applaud this man for every ounce of compassion and generosity he has shown this city from day one. We love you, Mr. Benson. Please know that so many have you in our prayers and your name is lifted daily to the heavens to keep you healthy, strong and happy. You are such a gift to our city. So happy for you and Mrs. Benson, what a beautiful couple.
05/22/2014 6:59PM
God's blessings
Mr. Benson, the True vine Baptist Church og Columbia,Ms will keep you and your family in our prayers. Edward Handshaw,Pastor Who Dat!!!
05/23/2014 7:21PM
Glad to see you took off blue blockers
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