Art Modell

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Arthur Modell
1980-modell-browns crop.jpg
at a press conference (1983)
Born
Arthur B. Modell

(1925-06-23)June 23, 1925
DiedSeptember 6, 2012 (aged 87)
OccupationNFL franchise owner:
Cleveland Browns (1961-1995)
Baltimore Ravens (1996-2004)
Businessman
Advertising agent
Public relations
Spouse(s)Patricia Breslin
(m. 1969-2011, her death)

Art Modell was an American businessman and National Football League owner. He was married to Patricia Breslin (1931-2011) from 1969 until her death. Art Modell was the owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1961 to 1995. Due to the team's financial and field troubles, Modell moved the team from Cleveland to Baltimore in a highly criticized move in 1995. However, Modell agreed to let the Browns' history stay. An expansion franchise, the "reactivated" Cleveland Browns, would begin play in 1999. With the new Baltimore Ravens, Modell won Super Bowl XXXV. He sold the team to Steve Biscotti before the 2004 NFL season.

Modell died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland on September 6, 2012.[1]

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  1. "Art Modell, Influential N.F.L. Owner but Not Always Beloved One, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-31.

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