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Saints owner Tom Benson steps down from three league committees

Tom Benson

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson speaks about kid’s health during the NFL Experience Kid’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Doug Benc)

Associated Press

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is relinquishing some of his influence by stepping away from some of the league’s most influential committees.

According to Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Benson is stepping down from roles with the league’s Finance Committee, Audit Committee and Compensation Committees to focus on other endeavors. Benson wants to focus on other ventures in New Orleans including Benson Tower and the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans.

Benson announced his decision to step down during the owners’ meetings in Phoenix last month. Benson had served on the Finance Committee for more than 20 years and had been chairman of the committee three times.