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Jim Donovan: Modell should not be in HOF; your vote

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It's the question Clevelanders haved debated all week long: Should Art Modell be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

The class of 2013 will be announced on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. EST.

WKYC's Jim Donovan says in his opinon, Art Modell should not be enshrined in Canton.  When it comes to Modell, the biggest event he is known for in his NFL tenure, says Donovan, is the move of the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore.  Listen to more from Donovan in the attached video clip on why he would pass up Modell for the Hall.

To be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame a finalist must receive 80-percent of the vote.

 

 

 

 

Modell owned the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995. He moved the team to Baltimore in what is still regarded as one of the most hurtful and despicable acts in Cleveland sports history.

Modell passed away on September 6, 2012 at the age of 87.

Photos: Modell through the years

http://www.wkyc.com/news/photo-gallery.aspx?storyid=259629

 

 

The other finalists for the class of 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame are:

  • Larry Allen (guard/tackle)
  • Jerome Bettis (running back)
  • Tim Brown (wide receiver/kick returner)
  • Cris Carter (wide receiver)
  • Curley Culp (defensive tackle)
  • Edward J. Debartolo Jr. (owner)
  • Kevin Greene (linebacker/defensive end)
  • Charles Haley (defensive end/linebacker)
  • Jonathan Ogden (tackle)
  • Bill Parcells (coach)
  • Andre Reed (wide receiver)
  • Dave Robinson (linebacker)
  • Warren Sapp (defensive tackle)
  • Will Shields (guard)
  • Michael Strahan (defensive end)
  • Aeneas Williams (corberback/safety)

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