Death of Art Modell

June 23, 1925 - September 6, 2012
Baltimore, Maryland | Age 87

Former Ravens owner dies at 87
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DAVID GINSBURG, The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell died early Thursday, the longtime NFL stalwart who incurred the wrath of Cleveland fans when he moved the team from Ohio and admittedly tarnished his own legacy as a civic leader.

He was 87.

David Modell said he and his brother, John, were at their father's side when he "died peacefully of natural causes."

Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as...

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