New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson has died. He had been hospitalized for weeks at New Orleans' Oschner Medical Center for what was being called flu complications. The Saints said his wife, Gayle Marie Benson, was by his side. Benson had been embattled with family members during the past few years over his mental capacity to manage his sports franchises. Benson, a New Orleans native, served in the U.S. Navy, then graduated from Loyola University with an accounting degree.