One of the most famous owners in NFL history, Art Modell passed away earlier today. Mr. Modell purchased the Cleveland Browns in 1961 and kept the Browns in Cleveland for 35 NFL seasons. On November 6, 1995, he held a press conference announcing his plan to move the team to Baltimore. He owned the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 until 2004 when he sold all but 1% of the team to businessman and minority team owner, Steve Biscotti.
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