ART MODELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wacky Ravens preseason schedule a hint of things to come?

There’s a conspiracy theory about the NFL’s scheduling of Ravens games that goes back to the earliest days of the franchise. It has something to do with certain powers-that-were and powers-that-be, and let’s just say they were not in love with Art Modell. You’d think a logical preseason game schedule would have the Ravens playing teams like the Redskins or the Eagles or the...
Via Ravens Football Machine
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Baltimore have said, “No,” to Art Modell?

Ravens Nation is a beautiful thing.  Something that Baltimore natives truly have adopted all their own and probably couldn’t live without.  Yet, those older Baltimore natives still remember the days of football that didn’t involve purple and black.  The Baltimore Colts had as rich a history as any franchise that played in the NFL, and their departure from Charm City in 1983...
Via cover32 - Ravens
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

“I’m not about to rape this city as others have done. You’ll never hear me say, ‘If I don’t get this I’m moving’” (The Document that every Pro Football Hall of Fame Voter should see before deciding on Art Modell)

One significantly under-remembered fact about Art Modell is that he was sued by Browns season ticket holders when he moved the franchise to Baltimore after the 1995 NFL season. The Plaintiffs were a class representing all 1995 Browns season ticket holders, and they sued Modell and the Browns for fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, with...
Via Cleveland Frowns
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis gives moving eulogy at Art Modell’s funeral (Video)

Several current and former Baltimore Ravens attended the funeral for former team owner Art Modell, who died at the age of 87 last week. No surprise it was accomplished motivational speaker Ray Lewis who stood out for the speech he gave. Lewis, the second ever draft choice by the Ravens, eulogized Modell. He spoke about Modell being a visionary for moving the Cleveland Browns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2012  |  4 Comments

Art Modell Tribute Nixed in Cleveland as Family Fears Angry Backlash From Fans

CLEVELAND -- Avoiding a negative reaction and potentially ugly scene, the Cleveland Browns will honor a request by Art Modell's family and not acknowledge the former owner's death before Sunday's season opener. The Browns had planned an "appropriate recognition" for Modell, who died Thursday at 87. But Modell's son, David, spoke to Browns president Mike...
Via NESN.com
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Plans changed: Browns will not recognize Modell

The Browns have honored the request of Art Modell's family and decided not to recognize his death prior to Sunday's season opener against the Eagles. Browns president Mike Holmgren talked with Modell's son David, who asked on behalf of the family that nothing be done in Cleveland. The team's original decision to "appropriately" recognize Modell's death...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Ravens, Modell family paying tribute to late owner

The family of Art Modell and the Baltimore Ravens are planning a tribute to the team's late owner. The silent tribute is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Modell's casket will be placed on the field, and a card saluting him will be given to everyone who attends. The Lombardi Trophy presented to the team after their Super Bowl XXXV victory...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Hatred For Art Modell Is Running Wild In Cleveland & It’s Inexcusable

The People in the City of Cleveland,Ohio are celebrating the death of Art Modell, some of the people who call themselves Browns fans never have gotten over the fact that Mr. Modell moved the team in 1995. Art Modell has a family, his body isn’t even cold yet and people are slamming him still. It has been nearly 16 years since Modell moved the team, he had to do it, it was strictly...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Opinion: Browns should skip moment of silence

The death of Art Modell is national news, but it's especially big news in Cleveland and Baltimore. Both of those cities host NFL games on Opening Weekend. Based on past precedent, there could be a leaguewide moment of silence observed in Modell's memory before kickoffs Sunday and Monday. In Baltimore, obviously, there will be some kind of full tribute. In Cleveland, the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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