16:45 LRN Sportscast

A report from the Advocate-Times Picuyane and Fox 8 TV in New Orleans says the Saints and Pelicans will be sold when owner Gayle Benson passes. Proceeds from the sale would go to local charities and team executives would make sure the new owner or owners would keep the Saints and Pelicans in New Orleans. Gayle Benson is 74 and has owned both franchises since 2018 after her husband Tom Benson died.

The Saints are getting ready for their Dome opener when they host the New York Giants on Sunday. Quarterback Jameis Winston is expecting a very loud environment….
Cut 19 (25) “…down here.”

A big weekend of football is coming up and Louisiana casinos and racetracks still can’t offer sports betting to their customers. Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says Hurricane Ida has pushed back the application process and they want to make sure it’s done correctly to be fully compliant with state law…
cut 30 (10) “…it right”
Johns is not putting a timeline on when sports betting will be available.

LSU fans will be tuning in tonight when Joe Burrow and the Bengals take on Jacksonville. Rookie Trevor Lawrence will start at quarterback for the Jaguars. First time Burrow and Lawrence have faced off since the 2019 National title game. Former LSU Tiger and Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase was named NFL Rookie of the Month for September. After three games he leads all rookies in receiving yards and touchdowns, with four.