Wife of New Orleans Saints owner saves Newsday reporter from a turnover

Gayle Benson, wife of New Orleans Saints owner

Gayle Benson, wife of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, talks before a game against the Arizona Cardinals in New Orleans. (Sept. 22, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The Saints didn't get the win on Sunday, but the team did score a victory for a Jets beat writer.

Moments after the Jets' 26-20 win over New Orleans, Saints owner Tom Benson's wife, Gayle, found an engagement ring that accidentally had been left in the MetLife press box's ladies room. Turns out the ring belonged to Newsday writer Kimberley A. Martin, who had removed the ring to wash her hands and realized after she got to the locker room that she hadn't put it back on.

Martin, who is engaged to Bergen Record sportswriter Jeffrey Roberts, eventually was told that the ring had been given to stadium security by Gayle Benson.



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"I am so happy she has her ring," Benson said. "So happy I saw it on the counter. I suspected it was an engagement ring. Very beautiful."

She then offered a few words of advice to Martin: "Many blessings and always keep your ring on. Better to get soap on it than lose it."

Said Martin, "I am so touched that Mrs. Benson found the ring and was able to get it back to me. You have no idea what it means to me to have it back. I'm incredibly grateful."

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