posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 10:41 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has told his staff to resume talks with the state over a way of keeping the team from
A letter from Benson to Gov. Kathleen Blanco did not make any suggestions for a "permanent solution." Benson also did not back away from his demand
that the state honor its current 10-year, $186 million commitment to the NFL team.
"My representatives have been authorized to meet with your designated officials to insure that our current contract will continue to be honored and to
work on a permanent solution to keep the Saints in New Orleans," Benson said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Times-Picayune of New