Lease deadline postponed until 2007; Two great reads
The letter contains the following un-Benson-esque language: "This will allow the State of Louisiana to focus on more immediate and pressing issues in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It also will allow the Saints to avoid prematurely having to consider decisions that can better be made in the months ahead."
The extension means the Saints don't have a deadline at the end of this month to meet in order to invoke the force majeure clause on the Superdome.
Team officials stated that the extension will provide the Saints and the NFL to work together to keep the team in Louisiana for the 2006 season without any lease termination arguments.
We shall see.
TWO GREAT READS
Check out this piece by the Wall Street Journal, entitled "Is Benson Citing Phantom Menace In Latest Jibe at Louisiana Fans?" and a great read in the Houston Chronicle by John McClain on Benson's email allegations.
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