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Saints News, 2/5/15: Renee Benson TestifiesThat 'It's Time to Pass the Baton'

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From NOLA.com: "I really want to tell him that I love him very much, and I really want some quality time with him, talk about old times," Benson said in a San Antonio courtroom. "I think it's time to pass the baton. I think it's time." Benson testified in the first day of a two-day hearing in Bexar County Probate Court over whether Tom Benson should be restricted from overseeing the assets in a trust that holds a portion of the billionaire's wealth, including auto-dealerships, a Texas bank and real estate. Tom Benson's lawyers attacked the portrayal of the billionaire on Renee's Dec. 2 visit, arguing that he had six surgeries on his knee over seven months while fighting infections and was simply taking a recovery day.

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