It was not known what symptoms Benson, 73, has shown since contracting the deadly virus in the past few weeks.
“Ms. Benson tested positive for COVID-19,” the Saints said in a statement. “He is progressing well and improving every day.
“She hasn’t missed a daily business call with the Saints and Pelicans staff, nor has she missed an NBA or NFL call in the past few days – she hasn’t been hospitalized and is recovering at home in New Orleans.”
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, the first NFL coach known to have contracted the coronavirus.
Saints players Kaden Ellis, Zach Wood, and Deonte Harris tested positive, but were thought to be false positives due to their short spell on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
The team will open its 2020 NFL season on September 13 at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by Tom Brady.
The Pelicans, triggered by rookie star Zion Williamson, finished their 2019-20 NBA season earlier this month, going 2-6 in the COVID-19 quarantine bubble at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, to finish off campaign 30. -42, 13th in the Western Conference.
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