Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 9/6/12
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 morning," former Ravens president David Modell said in a statement. "My brother, John Modell, and I were with him when he finally rejoined the absolute love of his life, my mother Pat Modell, who passed away last October.""'Poppy' was a special man who was loved by his sons, his daughter-in-law Michel, and his six grandchildren. Moreover, he was adored by the entire Baltimore community for his kindness and generosity. And, he loved Baltimore. He made an important and indelible contribution to the lives of his children, grandchildren and his entire community. We will miss him."Several members of the Ravens organization, includ...
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