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Old 09-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #5

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Default Re: Art Modell, 1925-2012: grifter, traitor, model NFL owner.

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
Maybe they will get a chance to share their sentiments if they go to Sunday's home opener in Cleveland

Browns to pay tribute to Modell before opener

Art Modell will be recognized Sunday by the team he moved to Baltimore.

The Cleveland Browns plan to have an "appropriate recognition" for the late Modell at the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Modell died Thursday at the age of 87 from natural causes. He remains a vilified figure in Ohio for moving the Browns to Maryland after the 1995 season.

Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said plans have not yet been finalized, but the team will acknowledge Modell's death. Any tribute will likely take place before the opening kickoff....

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league has requested that all its teams observe a moment of silence or other appropriate gesture in memory of Modell this week

Sunday morning at 3 a.m. might be a good time before kickoff for an "appropriate" recognition - a "moment of silence" during pregame is going to bring down some noise
And I'm sure those classy Cleveland fans will be respectful.....
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