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Saints 87-year-old owner Benson taken to hospital

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The Canadian Press
8/5/2014 1:16:24 PM
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Saints owner Tom Benson has been treated and released from a hospital after he had trouble breathing while watching practice.

Team spokesman Greg Bensel says the 87-year-old Benson is "fine" after being given oxygen. Bensel says doctors at a hospital in Lewisburg put Benson through a series of tests and "did not find any issues or complications."

Bensel says Benson apparently has struggled with the altitude and dehydration at times during training camp in the Allegheny Mountains. The Saints' practice fields are at an elevation of about 2,000 feet, whereas much of New Orleans is at sea level.

Benson also was treated for similar dehydration symptoms on July 29, but hasn't missed any training camp practices, which began on July 25.

Tom Benson (Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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