Browns issue statement on passing of Art Modell

12:05 PM, Sep 6, 2012   |    comments
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The Cleveland Browns issued a statement Thursday morning following the death of former owner, Art Modell.

The statement read in its entirety as follows: "The Cleveland Browns would like to extend their deepest condolences to the entire Modell family."

Modell moved his NFL team from Cleveland to Baltimore following the 1995 season.  The team Modell owned became known as the Ravens.

Photos: Art Modell through the years

The current Browns franchise was awarded to Al Lerner in 1998.  The team is currently in the midst of another ownership change.

Tennessee businessman, Jimmy Haslam, has purchased the franchise from Randy Lerner, Al Lerner's son.

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