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Saints News, 2/6/15: Two-day Hearing over Tom Benson Family Trust Concludes

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From ESPN.com: As chronicled by both NOLA.com and The New Orleans Advocate, the judge decided to keep a temporary freeze on the assets. He also brought in former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger and estate lawyer Art Bayern to oversee the assets while continuing to work with the parties involved. Hardberger's name might ring a bell to New Orleans Saints fans. He was the mayor who openly courted the Saints after they were displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He's also a former chief justice of the Texas 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/davebirkett">@davebirkett</a>: Drew Brees: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lions?src=hash">#Lions</a>&#39; offense mimicked <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> so much &quot;I could call 95% of the plays&quot; <a href="http://t.co/vDVvN0CF93">http://t.co/vDVvN0CF93</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/freep">@freep</a></p>&mdash; Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) <a href="https://twitter.com/PFWAwriters/status/563685770972901376">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Turned into Legion of Wound: Earl Thomas played with torn labrum, Richard Sherman with torn elbow ligaments, Kam Chancellor with torn MCL.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/563691464547639296">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> LB Curtis Lofton excited to work with Rob Ryan, Dennis Allen <a href="http://t.co/1W8ALGTmm5">http://t.co/1W8ALGTmm5</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/563689667589967874">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Benson legal drama prompts paths of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> observers and ex-San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger to cross once again | <a href="http://t.co/b4leXP8Ush">http://t.co/b4leXP8Ush</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/563516473478746112">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tom Benson never intended to testify in San Antonio lawsuit involving his ongoing family feud <a href="http://t.co/5w2TJcbhwh">http://t.co/5w2TJcbhwh</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/563509117294100480">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Biggest crock of shit allegation I&#39;ve ever heard. Unreal that DQ has to deal with this crap. <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/status/563455247968792577">February 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The man <a href="https://twitter.com/philiphanselmo">@philiphanselmo</a> and I talking and at <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> facility in our linebacker meeting room. Good times <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBT?src=hash">#TBT</a> <a href="http://t.co/qlR91LeoZ1">pic.twitter.com/qlR91LeoZ1</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/563453071141789696">February 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Q&amp;A with <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a>. How much money do you have? &quot;I have $20 in my pocket right now.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KidsSayTheDarndestThings?src=hash">#KidsSayTheDarndestThings</a> <a href="http://t.co/giPbO4x1SJ">pic.twitter.com/giPbO4x1SJ</a></p>&mdash; Samantha McLain (@samanthamclain) <a href="https://twitter.com/samanthamclain/status/563434434838294528">February 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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