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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.


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