Saints, Pelicans owner Benson tests positive for coronavirus


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gayle Benson, the owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, has tested positive for COVID-19. Saints and Pelicans vice president for communications Greg Bensel said Friday the 73-year-old Benson has not been hospitalized and has continued to work from home. Bensel adds that Benson has not missed a daily work call with Saints and Pelicans staff and has not missed an NBA or NFL owner call in recent days. Benson has been sole owner of both New Orleans franchises since her husband, Tom Benson, died in March of 2018.