Saints owner Tom Benson and family released a statement mourning the loss of a player who had been their No. 1 draft pick in 2004.
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He paid tribute to his presenter, Saints owner Tom Benson, for keeping the team in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and called on the NFL to avoid any labor stoppages.
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