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September 8, 2012
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FILE - This Nov. 26, 1995 file photo shows fans holding signs during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland. 1995 file photo. Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell has died. He was 87. The team said Modell died of natural causes early Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns, who became the Ravens after he took the team to Baltimore in 1996 _ a move that hounded him the rest of his life.