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Tom Benson speaks on allegations against him at Pelicans-Nuggets game

Photo via David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune (DAVID GRUNFELD) Photo via David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune (DAVID GRUNFELD)
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As family members question his mental state, Tom Benson spoke briefly on the allegations against him at Pelicans game on Wednesday night.

FOX Sports New Orleans sideline reporter Jennifer Hale briefly interviewed Benson during the Pelicans-Nuggets game at the Smoothie King Center. The brief interview was shown during halftime on video boards inside of the arena.

“You know, people think something's wrong. There's nothing wrong with me. I've been at the office every day and putting in a full day's work. I feel fine,” he said.

In the latest step in a court battle for control of the Saints and Pelicans, Tom Benson's heirs on Wednesday renewed their request to have the teams' owner undergo a mental evaluation.

Benson's granddaughter, Rita Benson Leblanc, and his grandson and daughter allege that Benson is not mentally stable enough to be in control of the two teams. In a Wednesday morning court filing, they ask the judge to order "a physical and mental examination of Tom Benson.” The filing goes on to request that the judge allow for a specific psychiatrist, Dr. Ted Block, to perform the examination.

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