Saints' future remains one big question mark

As owner Tom Benson ratchets up the rhetoric, the future of the New Orleans Saints only becomes murkier.

Updated: November 7, 2005, 6:10 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Even before Saints owner Tom Benson issued his latest hasty and ill-conceived proclamation, a Sunday night e-mail missive to commissioner Paul Tagliabue and other NFL officials in which he insisted he will never return to his nomadic franchise's part-time digs in Baton Rouge, many loyalists in the Crescent City figured their favorite team's future in New Orleans was about as appetizing as an overbaked crescent roll.

Or, at best, as messy as one of those beignets they serve at Café du ...

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