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BALTIMORE -- Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell has died. He was 87. The team said Modell died of natural causes early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns, which became the Ravens after he took the team to Baltimore in 1996 in a move that tarnished his reputation as one of the league's most innovative and influential owners. The Ravens won their lone Super Bowl in January 2001, less than a year after Modell sold a minority interest of...

Report: Modell gravely ill in hospital

Art Modell, the controversial former Browns owner who moved the team out of Cleveland, has been hospitalized in Baltimore and his condition is worsening, according to a local TV station. Family members, including his two sons, have gathered to be with the 87-year-old Modell, WKYC-TV reports. Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore following the 1995 season and renamed them the Ravens...

Ravens owner Art Modell passes away at 87

Former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell passed away early Thursday morning due to natural causes at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Please click the link below to read this story

Modell's death brings back memories of Browns move

Art Modell's death has rekindled memories - mostly bad ones - for Browns fans. Modell, who died Thursday at the age of 87, remains reviled in this football-mad city, which had its heart and soul stolen when Modell moved Cleveland's beloved NFL franchise to Baltimore in 1995. For all his many contributions as a philanthropist in Cleveland, a city he loved as much as his hometown...

An Unlikely Tribute to Art Modell

Arthur B. Modell died today at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital.  To many people this was a very sad day in sports and to the Baltimore Raven franchise. To many more, his legacy will go down in infamy.  That “many” includes all Cleveland Browns fans and in particular, me.  I have been a Cleveland Browns fan for my entire life and have lived through many ups and downs...

Ravens dedicate season to Art Modell (1925-2012)...but in Cleveland some are dancing on his grave...

All these years I have been lobbying for Art Modell to be elected to the NFL Hall of Fame before it's too late for him to experience the honor he deserved...It is now too late. Modell died of "natural causes" at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on September 6 at the age of 87."Sadly, I can confirm that my father died peacefully of natural causes at four this...

NFL: Former Ravens owner Art Modell dies at age 87

Art Modell, previous owner of of the Baltimore Ravens comes onto the field for halftime celebrations of the ten year Super Bowl anniversary team during the game against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bills lead the Ravens at the half 24-20. (October 23, 2010 – Source: Larry French/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio...

Art Modell is Dead

Whatever else about Art Modell, he was the last major sports owner to bring a championship to Cleveland, even if it was all thanks to Paul Brown’s players. A 2003 USA Today profile noted that “the NFL [was] Modell’s life and livelihood,” which cuts an even sharper contrast with Cleveland’s sports owners of today. When Modell moved here from New York in 1961 he immersed...

Art Modell dies at 87

Art Modell, former owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens passes away at the age of 87.

Woody tackles Modell, Circus Show & Blackouts

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets owner Woody Johnson unexpectedly showed up for practice Thursday at the team's Atlantic Health training center and met with members of the media for roughly 10 minutes. Covering a myriad of topics from the untimely death of NFL pioneer Art Modell, the recent circus show label placed by pundits and if the home opener would be sold out, Johnson was calm...

Jim Brown: Art Modell Should be in the Hall of Fame

First of all, I send out my condolences to his family. I’ve known his son David since he was a little boy. I have a lot of respect for Art. I always considered him a friend. He was a great visionary for the game of football. He should be in the Hall of Fame. [...] It was very tragic how he broke the heart of Cleveland fans, but that’s the reality and nothing can be done about...

The late Art Modell’s most memorable draft moment

Getty Images It was 1985, and Art Modell was in charge of the Cleveland Browns and was hoping to turn things around for the big time organization. There was a big name quarterback available through the draft, but how could Art Modell get his franchise quarterback when the Buffalo Bills had the first overall pick? That was a huge question, but Modell found a way to make it all possible...

Art Modell and National Media Revisionist History

Art Modell is dead. I type this piece from Dallas, so all I am hearing on TV and radio are the National media people speak so glowingly of the man. I would never speak ill of the dead. It is unbecoming. But looking at my Twitter feed and listening to the Adam Schefter’s and Jason LaCanfora’s and Ken Rosenthal’s of the world opine on the man is firing me up. I can’t sit quietly...

09-06 Chris Landry

FSR superscout Chris Landry joins Rob and Amy to discuss the death of Art Modell, and break down a little college and professional football.
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