WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.– New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson had to be taken to the hospital in Greenbrier County Tuesday morning after a team spokesman said he needed oxygen.

Benson, who has been with his team since it arrived at The Greenbrier Resort, nearly two weeks ago for training camp, was apparently suffering from the altitude according to the Saints spokesman.

Benson, 87, was also hospitalized last week for dehydration.

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  • Chief Powhatan

    I, for one, hope he's feeling a lot better and can enjoy the White Sulphur Springs area with his family.
    It's awesome he's brought the New Orleans Saints to West Virginia. It may be the altitude, but at 87, he's got to take it easy.
    Good luck to the Saints.
    A shame the Steelers don't train in WV any longer since their days at West Liberty University.

  • Capt. Obvious

    I sure hope the Saints don't ever play in Denver!

  • DP

    griff-You sound like a REAL LOSER!!! Is all the activity in the area creating problems with you getting your welfare/disability checks and/or food stamps on time?

  • griff

    I wish they would just go back home

  • Shortbus rider

    looks pretty pale, some hemoglobin might help perk him up!

  • william

    I can't believe no one told him!

  • Harley

    Tiger Woods commented that the altitude/thinner air made it difficult to judge the distance a golf ball would travel.

  • Altitude

    New Orleans is around 15' below sea level. I guess the 1,800' makes a difference. Who knew?

  • Voter

    Maybe he should just slow down a bit and enjoy the indoor a/c suite at the Greenbrier.

  • MOCO man

    I think it's actually a little bit below zero.......

  • hillbilly

    Altitude?? WSS is only about 1700 feet above sea level.... guess where he comes from its zero..

    • pcm

      He also 87. There'll typically be problems at 87, that you wouldn't have at 67, 47, 27, etc...

    • Mountain Air

      -15' to 1700'. It would be like us WVians going to Denver.

  • joeyjojo

    Altitude??? the Greenbrier is less than 2,000 feet above sea level.