NFL Team Owner, Art Modell, Dies at Age 87

By Scott Sarvay

Art Modell

September 6, 2012 Updated Sep 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM EDT

Baltimore, MD (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The NFL world lost a colorful team owner, 87-year-old Art Modell.

He's the man who brought NFL football back to Baltimore 16-years ago.

Before that he bought the Cleveland Browns in 1961.

They won the championship in '64.

But Modell was frustrated over the failure to secure a new stadium and quietly moved the Browns franchise to Baltimore in '96 and re-named them the "Ravens," which won the Super Bowl in the team's fourth season.

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