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Saints owner Benson taken to hospital

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 05 2014 12:26:56 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2014 01:51:35 PM CDT
Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints owner

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New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was hospitalized Tuesday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, as a precaution after receiving oxygen.

The 87-year-old Benson has been attending practice at the Saints' new training camp facility in the mountains of West Virginia.

"The altitude got to him. He's fine," Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said.

It was not the first time Benton received medical attention in the past few months.

Last week, Benson also was taken to a hospital and treated for dehydration. In May, Benson went to the emergency room during the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta after falling and hitting his head while recovering from minor knee surgery.