Art Modell Passes Away At 87

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Legendary NFL Owner Art Modell passed away on Thursday at the age of 87. Modell was the owner of the Cleveland Browns franchise from 1961-1995, before moving the franchise to Baltimore where he remained  the owner until 2004, when he sold the franchise to current majority owner, Steve Bisciottti. While Art Modell is viewed as a hero to Baltimore, he’s persona non grata in Cleveland after leaving the city without a team for three seasons before coming back as an expansion team. The Baltimore Ravens will wear a decal on the side of their helmets this season reading ABM, honoring Arthur B. Modell. Additionally, a moment of silence will be held before all of the games this weekend.

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