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Art Modell

Full Name: Arthur Bertram
Profession: Businessman

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores

Born: June 23, 1925
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: September 6, 2012 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1961-03-21 Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record sum ($3,925,000)
  • 1963-01-07 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired
  • 1995-07-28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • 1995-09-18 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
  • 1995-11-06 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
  • 1996-02-08 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind

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