With news of the passing of New Orleans Saints’ owner Tom Benson passing away hitting the airwaves yesterday afternoon, Saints players of yesterday and today took to Twitter to support the late billionaire.
I will forever be indebted to Mr. Tom Benson for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be a member of the Saints organization and the New Orleans community. I will miss his presence, leadership, and grandfatherly advice. We know you will continue to watch over us all with that umbrella in your hand.
Rest In Peace Mr B. Thank You for your Leadership and all that gave to our city. Thank You for believing in me. pic.twitter.com/uxlgxsA91r— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) March 16, 2018
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Benson, the Benson family, and the entire Saints organization. Mr. Benson, thank you for the opportunity to wear the Black and Gold- your leadership will be missed.— Marques Colston (@MarquesColston) March 16, 2018
I'm sad to hear about Mr. B's passing. Mr.B is a part of what the core values and beliefs are of the @Saints.The heart of this organization to which drafted me and I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Benson's. I send my condolences to Mrs.Benson & the entire family.— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) March 16, 2018
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Benson and the entire Benson family. From the day I was drafted, Mr. Benson made my family and I feel right at home. A man that gave much more than he ever took, and is the reason the black and gold calls New Orleans home. May you Rest In Glory, for your memory will last into eternity. #WhoDat
RIP Mr. Benson you will be missed pic.twitter.com/1ksdRMy7ob— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) March 15, 2018
RIP, Mr. B!— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) March 16, 2018
Rest easy Mr.B! Thank you for all you have done for me, our great organization, and the entire city of New Orleans! We love you Mr.B! https://t.co/0SLvdVPYr1— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) March 15, 2018
One of my greatest honors was to wear the black &gold and represent my community. Thank you for believing in me. From the kid that's still living the dream life. Rest Peacefully Mr. B pic.twitter.com/Wb7S5bnkvM— deuce mcallister (@dmcallister26) March 16, 2018
Thanks for everything, Mr. B.— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) March 15, 2018
Much love & appreciation from the whole Fujita family. https://t.co/xypgPQ2naM
Rest In Peace Mr. Benson! Your legacy will live on forever.— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) March 16, 2018