Originally Posted by i82much
Yeah it was tough seeing Cleveland lose their team. Knew how they felt.
It was tough for me to, I live in Cleveland.
What Modell did was messed up. He was offered a new stadium twice, turned Cleveland down twice, and then said he couldn't get a new stadium out of the city and needed to move or he'd be losing money. That is why Cleveland got to keep the name, colors, and history. The city filed lsawsuits against Modell, the NFL, and the city of Baltimore and that's how all three got settled...along with Cleveland being gauranteed the next NFL expansion team.