Update provided on Benson's hospital visit

Update provided on Benson's hospital visit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The family of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Owner Tom Benson issued a statement after he was taken to the hospital following Sunday's Saints game.

The Benson's said Tom is doing well, and he thanks everyone for their well wishes:

Mr. Benson spent the night at Ochsner Hospital last evening. He is doing very well this morning, after experiencing some brief weakness following a very busy weekend that included attending the Saints Hall of Fame induction Friday night, the Pelicans game Saturday night and then the Saints game Sunday morning. He was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He will be home tomorrow and back in the office later this week. 

Mr. Benson wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes and added, "Gayle and I could not be more proud of our Saints and Pelicans players and hope you join us as we cheer on the Pelicans tonight. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the Superdome this Sunday."

Benson was attending Sunday's Saints vs. Bears game when he fell ill.

Benson felt weak after a busy weekend of events. He attended the Saints Hall of Fame ceremonies Friday night, Saturday's Pelicans vs. Cavaliers game and met with Governor Jon Bel Edwards Sunday morning.