Gayle Benson, however, said she's sticking with the
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This week, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the league will move away from using the term "owner" in favor of the terms "Governor of the team" and "alternate Governor". Gayle Benson, however, said she's sticking with the "owner" title when it comes to the Saints and the Pelicans, per the Advocate...
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"As with any word, phrase or expression ... interpretations can be perceived differently," Benson said.

"That is in many ways why diversity, inclusion and openness is so important to companies and society. As with any expression, my intention and the intentions of the organization I am responsible for is never to be insensitive or insulting."

She continued ... "I truly believe daily actions speak very loudly, and it is my sincere hope that the players and staff know how much I care for them and their families."

"I sincerely hope no term that attempts to define my corporate standing would in any negative way suggest a lack of caring, respect or admiration for that they accomplish every day -- leaders, teammates, colleagues, parents, mentors, citizens."

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Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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Love it. We have to fight this compelled-speech BS.
Reply4 months
When you own a team, own a business, or when you own a ball cap, you are the owner...morons looking for racism or liberal ideals where they do not exist. Hey simpletons words mean what they mean, no matter what you think they mean to you....SMH, i pray for humanity
Reply4 months
Boom!
Reply4 months
That’s a Republican right there
Reply4 months
Like owning the franchise...and the rights for that player to play for it...has ever meant owning a person. Frick that PC
Reply4 months
It's 2019 so this is what everyone will have to deal with in the new PC world we have to live in.
4 months
this is utterly absurd. The owner owns the BUSINESS, not the players. Just like employees at any company - they don't own the company, the owners do. But the employees can leave any time they want, consistent with their contract that they willingly signed.
Reply4 months
I think we know who is getting a statue at Lee Circle...way to go Gayle, frick PC culture.
Reply4 months
This takes the cake for being the most ridiculous politically correct adjustment. I’m tired of self hating white libs catering to the whim of a group of people that continually call themselves and promote the use of the word Ni**ger.
Reply4 months
This takes the cake for being the most ridiculous politically correct adjustment. I’m tired of self hating white libs catering to the whim of a group of people that continually call themselves and promote the use of the word Ni**ger.
Reply4 months
Dat Culcha has many things to worry about in their communities and this should be way down that list
4 months
This takes the cake for being the most ridiculous politically correct adjustment. I’m tired of self hating white libs catering to the whim of a group of people that continually call themselves and promote the use of the word Ni**ger.
Reply4 months
Whoops .... apologies for the triple post.
4 months
She keeps getting more awesome the more I get to know about her.
Reply4 months
PEPE
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They own the team, not the players. Just like a business owner owns the business, not the employees. Jesus tap dancing Christ.
Reply4 months
Someone pointed out that DGreen has owner on his Twitter after he bitched about it. Good for her holding firm
Reply4 months
You go girl!
Reply4 months
That’s my owner
Reply4 months
She is the owner of the team, not the people. I think owner is the most fitting term. Good for her standing up to PC BS.
Reply4 months
Words have meanings no matter how much the idiots try to say they mean something else.
Reply4 months
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