One of the most influential owners in the history of the NFL, Art Modell helped mold the foundation of the league.
The innovative Modell, whose reputation was forever tainted when he moved his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore, died early Thursday. He was 87.
A look back at the life of iconic NFL owner Art Modell, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 87.
David Modell said he and his brother, John, were at their father’s side when he ”died peacefully of natural causes.”
”’Poppy’ was a special man who was loved by his sons, his daughter-in-law Michel, and his six grandchildren,” David Modell said. ”Moreover, he was adored by the entire Baltimore community for his kindness and generosity. And, he loved Baltimore.”