Former Ravens owner Art Modell died

Art Modell, former Browns and Ravens owner, dead at 87

9/6/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Blog Photo - Former Ravens owner Art Modell diedHe has been dead to the city of Cleveland for years, but Art Modell has finally kicked the bucket for real.

The former Browns owner, who was the subject of Cleveland's contempt for moving the team to Baltimore, passed away early this morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He died of natural causes.

Modell had a long history as an NFL owner, starting back in the 1960s, when he was one of the most instrumental people in securing TV deals for the league.

Even Modell himself would admit that the move to Baltimore was a black mark on his record, even if he never took full responsibility for abandoning the city of Cleveland.

"I have a great legacy, tarnished somewhat by the move. The politicians and the bureaucrats saw fit to cover their own rear ends by blaming it on me."

He was absolutely right when he said that, back in 1999. His Ravens won a Super Bowl in Baltimore, and he definitely made a huge positive mark on the NFL as an owner.

RIP Art Modell, 1925-2012.
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9/6/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

xbrownsx wrote:
Those hard hitting, fast, young, scrappy CLEVELAND DAWGS, will pound and punish the abusive dog killer, Michael VICK on Sunday.  GO BROWNS!

You think the Browns will surprise some people this year?

9/6/12   |   xbrownsx

Those hard hitting, fast, young, scrappy CLEVELAND DAWGS, will pound and punish the abusive dog killer, Michael VICK on Sunday.  GO BROWNS!