Statement from Saints Owner/Chairman of the Board Tom Benson

January 22, 2013 | Updated: 11:49 a.m., January 22, 2013

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New Orleans Saints Owner Benson celebrates with his wife Gayle and granddaughter Rita Benson LeBlanc after his team defeated the New York Giants during their NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans“We are all thankful that Sean Payton has been reinstated. We have a lot of work to do and we are in the middle of it right now.

“He is our head coach and we welcome him back.

“We look forward to a great 2013 season and making another run at a World Championship for our fans!”