Longtime Browns/Ravens Owner Art Modell Passes Away at 87

Almost as soon as I posted the news that Art Modell was reported in grave condition it was being announced that he had passed on.

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.

Check Out Baltimore Gridiron Report for More on Modell’s Passing

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