Report: Modell gravely ill in Baltimore hospital

September 06, 2012 | WNST Staff

WKYC-TV (Cleveland) reporter Jim Donovan reported Wednesday night former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell had been hospitalized in Baltimore and his condition “was worsening.”

According to the report, Modell’s vital organs are “failing” and his sons John and David had gathered with him in the hospital.

Modell moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996 and remained majority owner of the team until 2004 when purchase of the team was completed by current owner Steve Bisciotti.

Modell was majority owner of the Ravens in 2001 when they defeated the New York Giants 34-7 to win Super Bowl XXXV, the franchise’s only Super Bowl title and the first for the city since the Baltimore Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V.

Pat Modell, Art’s wife since 1969, died in October 2011 of pancreatitis.

WNST will have more on this story as it becomes available.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Joe Says:

    Cleveland fans are sure showing their class right now…all of them cheering on Art’s failing health and hurling insults at him even in what might be his final hours.

    I know we all harbor hate for Robert Irsay, so I suppose I can’t totally throw them under the bus. But I’d like to think if I was around when Robert Irsay died, I wouldn’t have cheered, saluted, or laughed about it. Life is life, and someone’s death should be respected. The only person who’s death I’ve ever cheered was Osama Bin Laden. Think about that, Cleveland…

  2. bigkat Says:

    Hey Joe I agree with your post I would never cheer the death of someone, like the yahoo’s in Cleveland especially since they got their team , colors, name and records (even if they did suck) back. Irsay didn’t even give us the chance.

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