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Saints News, 2/4/15: Hearing Scheduled Today in Benson Family Feud

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No word yet if the ghost of Richard Dawson will appear in the courtroom to oversee testimony and call for answers from the big board.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Benson relatives Rita, Ryan and Renee also lodged a new filing in Civil Court today. Details in updated story here: <a href="http://t.co/UIY1smp6NG">http://t.co/UIY1smp6NG</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/562801096302006272">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Video: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>, Mark Ingram say they&#39;d like to stay together. But will be easier said than done: <a href="http://t.co/vgMP4t8DW4">http://t.co/vgMP4t8DW4</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/562990900520185857">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wednesday&#39;s parade in Boston could include a few chants of &quot;karma,&quot; given the news D&#39;Qwell Jackson has been arrested <a href="http://t.co/9rX821gZf7">http://t.co/9rX821gZf7</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/562994716774793216">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash">#BREAKING</a> D&#39;Qwell Jackson Colts Linebacker accused of punching pizza delivery worker twice in head in argument over parking spot. <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7News">@ABC7News</a></p>&mdash; Jennifer Donelan (@ABC7Jennifer) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC7Jennifer/status/562987926876094464">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If the Patriots cheated, they&#39;re hardly alone <a href="http://t.co/JQnUTiRmaR">http://t.co/JQnUTiRmaR</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/562986450812411906">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Packers expected to promote Ron Zook to special teams coach <a href="http://t.co/CW6qVMIV5y">http://t.co/CW6qVMIV5y</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/562978103811915777">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats to all the young men signing with colleges today. Remember hard work beats talent when talent doesn&#39;t work hard. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gomakeithappen?src=hash">#gomakeithappen</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/562977028694372353">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>From Tuesday just in time for National Signing Day: A look at where Saints players ranked as high school recruits <a href="http://t.co/YGbEpqmpIh">http://t.co/YGbEpqmpIh</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/562975953681678337">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tom Benson family feud: Renee Benson tells judge &#39;some people are fearful&#39; <a href="http://t.co/lAPnSiL5Zn">http://t.co/lAPnSiL5Zn</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/562974526636826624">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More from Bill Parcells&#39; book: On <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton, Drew Brees and Jeff Ireland <a href="http://t.co/5XrxcvnVhr">http://t.co/5XrxcvnVhr</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/562962122293133312">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ATL was 1 of worst teams in the NFL last 2 yrs while cheating w/ illegal sound pumped into dome. So that D really shoulda been worse? Yikes</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/562956605525090305">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Got second in district <a href="http://t.co/YULHId8RfP">pic.twitter.com/YULHId8RfP</a></p>&mdash; Connor Payton (@ctpayton19) <a href="https://twitter.com/ctpayton19/status/562837339324829696">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saw this guy chillin on the beach today. Just getting some sun! <a href="http://t.co/XC0s0sq15v">pic.twitter.com/XC0s0sq15v</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/562822573441187842">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This was prolly the last time I got on the sticks and was good at a video game <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GAMEBREAKER?src=hash">#GAMEBREAKER</a> <a href="http://t.co/M6WTqq0hDf">pic.twitter.com/M6WTqq0hDf</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16/status/562809518602850304">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ATL pumping in crowd noise way more of a competitive issue than Deflategate, and worse so w/team pres Rich McKay atop Competition Committee</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/562790614530809857">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Some fans who bought Super Bowl tickets from brokers ended up missing the game <a href="http://t.co/MNn2kmC7mb">http://t.co/MNn2kmC7mb</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/562787029482999808">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Hearing scheduled Wednesday in Benson family feud
On Wednesday a special hearing is scheduled in Texas connected to the family feud over Tom Benson's billion-dollar empire.

Benson family feud detailed in UK news story | NOLA.com
The UK website DailyMail.com published a lengthy story Tuesday (Feb. 3) detailing the ongoing feud between New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his family.   Benson recently announced he was leaving his sports teams to his wife, Gayle, despite longstanding plans to give control to his daughter, Renee Benson, and grandchildren Rita and Ryan LeBlanc.

Tom Benson family feud: Renee Benson tells judge 'some people are fearful' | NOLA.com
SAN ANTONIO -- The daughter of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, told a San Antonio judge last month that her father moved $25 million out of a Central Texas bank that the family has a controlling interest in because of "the fear." "Some people are fearful, and they want to get it out of our knowledge and control," Renee Benson said, according to a transcript of the Jan. 21 hearing.  Renee Benson testified only a few hours before her father announced he had switched his succession plan for the Saints and Pelicans teams, willing the franchises to his wife of 10 years, Gayle Benson, rather than to Renee and her two children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc, as was long expected.

Benson files motion opposing mental exam
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has filed a motion in court to oppose a call by family members that he undergo physical and mental testing.

Saints owner Tom Benson legal battle: Live coverage from San Antonio courtroom | NOLA.com

Saints owner Tom Benson willing to be evaluated by judge, newspaper reports | NOLA.com
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said in a new court filing that he's willing to meet with a judge in private to show there's no need to subject him to the "fishing expedition" sought by heirs trying to have Benson declared mentally incompetent, The Advocate reports.

Tom Benson honored as one of New Orleans CityBusiness' "35 Driving Forces"

Saints corner didn't let broken neck break his dreams
Delvin Breaux is not afraid to show the scar, the mark when his life changed.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton tumbles in the latest Power Rankings | New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints NFL Combine Watch: Brandon Scherff
As a possible first-round candidate for the New Orleans Saints, Iowa OT Brandon Scherff should be watched closely at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Zach Strief talks about Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl XLIV
Transcript of Zach Strief's interview on Monday's Black and Blue Report.

Former Saints defensive lineman Jeff Charleston talks about Super Bowl XLIV
Defensive end was guest on Black and Blue Report

Saints defensive starters ranked higher as prep recruits than offensive starters: Podcast | NOLA.com
Contrast from offense to defense mirrors Saints draft habits

New Orleans Saints release linebacker Cheta Ozougwu after he fails physical | NOLA.com
He has been on the physically unable to perform list

New Orleans Saints a 25-1 shot to win the Super Bowl - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have 25-1 odds to win the Super Bowl next season according to the Westgate Las Vegas Sports Book.

Bill Parcells book: Almost was Saints coach, almost traded Tony Romo - ESPN
Longtime coach says he considered replacing Sean Payton during his suspension in 2012.

More from Bill Parcells' book: Sean Payton, Drew Brees, Jeff Ireland - ESPN
More New Orleans Saints-related highlights from "Parcells: A Football Life"

Saints’ 2015 Free Agents in order of importance | The Saints Nation

New Orleans Saints salary cap: Bloated budget will start to ease this month | NOLA.com
How do the Saints plan on finding $24 million in savings in the next five weeks? That's the easy part.

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NFL News

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank admits the Falcons faked crowd noise | NOLA.com
Blank had a quick response when asked if there was a fine line for crowd noise not allowed by the league.

NFL announces Josh Gordon suspended at least one year | ProFootballTalk
It's official: Josh Gordon will not play in the NFL at all in 2015, and isn't assured of playing in 2016, either. The NFL announced today that Gordon has been suspended and will remain suspended until after next year's Super Bowl.

Report: Dick LeBeau to join Titans defensive staff | ProFootballTalk
Today marked the beginning of Dick LeBeau Month in Pittsburgh, but tonight he's moving south. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tenneseean, the veteran assistant coach is expected to be named the Titans' assistant head coach/defense.

Panthers shuffle coaching staff, promote Bruce DeHaven | ProFootballTalk
After the Panthers had two punts blocked and returned for touchdowns against the Vikings earlier this year, Panthers coach Ron Rivera was asked if he still supported special teams coach Richard Rodgers. "Yeah, why wouldn't I?" Rivera replied. Sometime between now and then, the answer changed.