The column,which ran on the front page of the paper on Sunday, contains a statement from Benson in which he says, “Retiring, selling any part of these teams are not part of my thinking in anyway.”
Benson issued a longer statement Sunday evening calling the piece “scurrilous.”
“I am not selling either team,” Benson said. “That is not in my makeup. I am not retiring or stepping aside, while I do appreciate all of the sincere concern for my health.”
Benson’s family filed a lawsuit this summer seeking to have the 88-year-old owner declared mentally incompetent of running the franchises. A judge ruled in favor of Benson but his heirs filed an appeal.
- Dan Gartland