Sheldon Rankins might attend the Derby, but he might be working

05/04/2016 10:00 AM

Sheldon Rankins was the only University of Louisville football player to be drafted in this years NFL draft. He was taken with the number 12 overall pick to the New Orleans Saints, but he is not the only New Orleans connection to Louisville this weekend.

Saints owner Tom Benson has two horses in this year’s Derby field, and his VP of Communications is one of the Saints representatives already in town to monitor the prized colts. His name is Greg Bensel, and we had the chance to learn more about the horses Mo Tom, and Tom’s Ready, and find out why Sheldon Rankins might decline the family’s Derby invite.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.


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