Photos: Art Modell through the years

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  • Art Modell watches Bernie Kosar from the sidelines during 1985 playoff game. Photo: Mike Greene/WKYC
  • 2001: Art Modell (L) is given the Lamar Hunt Trophy from the San Diego Chargers' owner Alex Spanos (R) after the AFC Champioship Playoff game. Credit: John Mabanglo, AFP/Getty Images
  • 2001: Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell (R) celebrates with his son and team President David (L) on stage with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Credit: Tim Sloan, AFP/Getty Images
  • 2001: Super Bowl XXXV Most Valuable Player Ray Lewis (L) reacts to Baltimore Ravens team owner Art Modell dancing on stage during a victory parade and celebration for the Baltimore Ravens. Credit: Tim Sloan, AFP/Getty Images
  • 1995: Cleveland Browns fans hold up signs showing their opinion of Modell and his decision to move team to Baltimore. Credit: Kim Barth, AFP/Getty Images
  • 1995: Fans holds up sign welcoming Modell's decision to move Browns to Baltimore. Credit: Richard Ellis, AFP/Getty Images
  • Nov. 6, 1995: Modell, who has owned the Browns for 35 years, formally announced that the team plans to move to Baltimore for the 1996 season. Richard Ellis, AFP/Getty Images
  • 1995: Browns fans show their emotions towards Model on the day before team move is announced. Credit: Kimberly Barth, AFP/Getty Images
  • 1995: Browns fan posts a banner before final game at Municipal Stadium. Getty Images
  • 1992: Franchise owner Art Modell of the Cleveland Browns stands on the sidelines on the field of a Browns game during the 1992 season. Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT
  • 2001: Baltimore Ravens' head coach Brian Billick (R) and owner Art Modell (L) talk. Credit: Peter Muhly/Getty Images.
  • 2001: Art Modell, owner of the Baltimore Ravens presents the superbowl trophy to the crowd. Credit: Doug Pensinger/Allsport
  • 2001: Baltimore Ravens owner Art Model, center, gets some help from head coach Brian Billick, left, and Ozzie Newsome during a White House visit. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
  • 2001: Owner Art Modell of the Baltimore Ravens speaks during the Ravens press conference. Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT
  • 2001: Owner Art Modell of the Baltimore Ravens walks across the field after beating the Oakland Raiders 16-3 in the AFC Championship. Credit: Brian Bahr/ALLSPORT
  • Ravens memorialize Art Modell on team uniforms for 2012-2013 season. Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports
  • 2001: Art Modell embraces his son David on stage with the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a victory parade and celebration for the Super Bowl. Credit: Tim Sloan, AFP/Getty Images
  • 2001: Art Modell celebrates AFC Championship Game win with his son David Modell. Credit: Jeff Haynes, AFP/Getty Images
  • NFL teams pay respects to Art Modell on opening weekend. USA Today Sports
  • 1995: Browns fans hold up signs directed toward team's impending move. Credit: Kimberly Barth, AFP/Getty Images
  • Art Modell remembered at Ravens stadium following his death in September 2013. Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports
  • Services held for Art Modell in September 2012. Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports
  • 2000: Owner Art Modell honored for 40 years in the NFL. Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
  • Dec. 17, 1995: Browns fans protest decision to move team at final game at Municipal Stadium. Credit: Kimberly Barth, AFP/Getty Images
  • Dec. 17, 1995: Scoreboard displays a message thanking fans at final home game at Municipal Stadium. Credit: Kimberly Barth, AFP/Getty Images
  • 1991: Owner Art Modell of the Cleveland Browns during a press conference in Cleveland. Credit: Allsport USA/ALLSPORT
  • Sept. 8,. 1998: Modell enters NFL meeting to decide ownership of expansion Browns. Credit: Daniel Lippitt, AFP/Getty Images
  • 2001: Art Modell attends Super Bowl Media Day in Tampa. Credit: Peter Muhly, AFP/Getty Images
  • 2010: Former Ravens Owner, Art Modell, attends half-time celebration of 10 year anniversary of Ravens Super Bowl win. Credit: Larry French/Getty Images
  • Sept. 8, 1998: Al Lerner holds up jersey as new owner of expansion Browns. Credit: Anthony Onchak, AFP/Getty Images
    
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A look at images from the career of Art Modell former owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. All photos courtesy: Getty Images/USA Today Sports

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