Saints owner Benson meets with Goodell in NY

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York to discuss matters concerning both the team and the league.

While the NFL and the Saints are providing very few details, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel says the meeting was productive and that Benson looks forward to many more discussions with the commissioner.

The meeting comes amid the backdrop of lawsuits filed by current and former Saints players who've challenged the findings of the NFL's bounty investigation. Benson also has hired the firm of former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate the accuracy of the league's bounty probe.

Goodell has used the NFL's findings as the basis for season-long suspensions of Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive captain Jonathan Vilma.