RIP Art Modell, former Ravens owner passes at age 87
Art Modell, The man that brought the Baltimore Ravens to Baltimore has passed away at the age of 87. Before I get into my personal thoughts I have a ton of stuff to pass along. First off here is the first press release the Ravens have sent me.
ART MODELL (1925-2012)
Art Modell, whose remarkable 43-year NFL career made him a regular finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died today of natural causes at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 87.
Former Ravens president David Modell issued this statement:
“Sadly, I can confirm that my father died peacefully of natural causes at four this morning. My brother John Modell and I were with him when he finally rejoined the absolute love of his life, my mother Pat Modell, who passed away last October.
“’Poppy’ was a special man who was loved by his sons, his daughter-in-law Michel, and his six grandchildren. Moreover, he was adored by the entire Baltimore community for his kindness and generosity. And, he loved Baltimore. He made an important and indelible contribution to the lives of his children, grandchildren and his entire community. We will miss him.”