Saints safety Chris Banjo holds hands with Gayle Benson during national anthem (1 Viewer)


By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate

Chris Banjo did not plan the gesture.

He's not even sure exactly how it happened.

While Katie Crist sang the national anthem before Friday night's preseason game between New Orleans and Arizona, Banjo held hands with Saints owner Gayle Benson, a sweet moment between player and owner that almost went unnoticed.

"In that moment, I guess we just locked eyes," Banjo said. "I don't know if I did that subconsciously or whatnot, but I definitely felt something just seeing her there."

Banjo wasn't the only Saints player who made a point to connect with Benson on the sideline. After Crist finished the final notes of the anthem, veteran tight end Benjamin Watson jogged over and leaned down to say something to Benson, along with a few other players. ...

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