NEW ORLEANS -- Silencing any doubts, the New Orleans Saints released a statement saying that ownership is "not in flux." Gayle Benson now the owner of the New Orleans Saints.
Tom Benson, 90, died Thursday after being hospitalized three weeks earlier with flu-like symptoms.
More than three years ago, he announced his plan to leave control of the franchises to his wife rather than his daughter from a previous marriage or her children.
Despite objections from his relatives, team officials have said both the NBA and the NFL have approved the plan for Gayle Benson.