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Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, standing, and Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, seated, listen to debate on a bill changing how workers compensation benefits are calculated for professional athletes, Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The Senate labor committee narrowly voted to advance the bill pushed by New Orleans Saints NFL football team owner Tom Benson. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Sen. Barrow Peacock, R-Shreveport, talks about a bill dealing with how workers compensation benefits are calculated for professional athletes, Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The Senate labor committee narrowly voted to advance the bill pushed by New Orleans Saints NFL football team owner Tom Benson. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Former NFL players Kevin Mawae, left, and Ernie Conwell, right, and lobbyist Alton Ashy represented the NFL Players Association in its opposition to a workers compensation bill pushed by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. The Senate labor committee narrowly voted in favor of the bill. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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FILE - In this June 29, 2012 file photo, New Orleans Hornets NBA basketball team owner Tom Benson is flanked by 2012 draft picks Austin Rivers, left, and Anthony Davis in New Orleans. One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the Pelicans owner finally came around. (AP Photo/Kerry Maloney, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team and New Orleans Pelicans NBA team, watches quarterback Drew Brees and his wife play with their children after training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La. One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the Pelicans owner finally came around. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, New Orleans Hornets NBA team owner Tom Benson speaks at a news conference announcing that the NBA basketball team's name will change from the Hornets to the Pelicans, in New Orleans. One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the Pelicans owner finally came around. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson speaks at a news conference announcing that the NBA basketball team's name will change from the Hornets to the Pelicans starting next season, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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FILE - This Jan. 1, 2012 file photo shows New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife Gayle Benson shaking hands before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans. A person familiar with the deal says the NBA has agreed to sell the New Orleans Hornets to Saints owner Tom Benson for $338 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday, April 13, 2012, on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)