Saints owner Gayle Benson tests positive for COVID-19

Gayle Benson, proprietor the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, has examined certain for COVID-19, the groups showed Friday.

“Mrs. Benson desires to thank everybody for his or her ideas and prayers. She is progressing neatly and bettering day by day,” the groups stated in a joint observation. “She has no longer ignored an afternoon of labor calls at Saints and Pelicans and has participated in day by day NBA and NFL house owners calls.”

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Benson, 73, discovered of the certain lead to a few weeks in the past, NOLA.com reported. Saints government Greg Bensel stated Benson is “below day by day hospital therapy” and was once no longer hospitalized for remedy.

Benson’s prognosis has printed weeks after Saints head trainer Sean Payton shriveled COVID-19. He has since recovered and resumed his tasks with the workforce.

Benson turned into essential proprietor of the Saints and Pelicans following the 2018 dying of her husband, billionaire businessman Tom Benson. She has a non-public internet price of $three.three billion, in step with Forbes.

The Saints will start their 2020 season at house towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 13.

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