at a press conference (1983)
Arthur B. Modell
June 23, 1925
|Died||September 6, 2012 (aged 87)|
|Occupation||NFL franchise owner:|
Cleveland Browns (1961-1995)
Baltimore Ravens (1996-2004)
(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.
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- "Art Modell, Influential N.F.L. Owner but Not Always Beloved One, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-12-31.