Saints owner Tom Benson treated for dehydration

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was treated for dehydration Tuesday but was in fine shape Thursday, team spokesman Greg Bensel said.

Bensel said Benson went to an emergency room two days earlier for fluids in West Virginia, where the Saints are holding training camp at The Greenbrier resort. Benson was spotted at Thursday’s practices, and Bensel said the team owner had problems with the altitude.

The Greenbrier, in the town of White Sulphur Springs, is in the Allegheny Mountains.

Tuesday marked the second time Benson went to the ER within the past three months. In Atlanta during the NFL owners meetings where Minneapolis was selected over New Orleans as the site for the 2018 Super Bowl, Benson fell and hit his head during the vote.

Benson, who turned 87 on July 12, had undergone knee surgery before the meetings. He was checked out for a possible concussion and stayed overnight but was ultimately cleared.

New Orleans station WGNO-TV was the first to report the story of Benson’s treatment for dehydration.