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Pelicans owner Gayle Benson cleared after coronavirus diagnosis

Pelicans owner Gayle Benson

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 28: Owner Gayle Benson of the New Orleans Saints walks on the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

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Pelicans owner Gayle Benson tested positive for coronavirus.

Good news.


New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson has been cleared by doctors after battling COVID-19 and has returned to the campus the two pro franchises share in Metairie.

Benson, 73, was not hospitalized and recovered from the coronavirus at her Uptown home.

The Pelicans are undergoing a coaching search – the type of big decision that usually includes ownership involvement.