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Orioles owner Peter Angelos

"Art Modell was a National Football League visionary and pioneer whose impact on the game continues to this day. He and his late wife Pat were as committed to philanthropy as they were to professional football in Baltimore and beyond. On behalf of the Orioles organization, I extend my condolences to his sons, John and David, and the rest of his family." -- Peter Angelos NFL executive Joe Browne, the longest-serving employee in the league office "Art Modell was a most influential member of Commissioner Rozelle's 'Kitchen Cabinet' for many years, along with Dan Rooney and the late Tex Schramm. Ironically, Art is the only member of that group who is not enshrined in Canton. Hopefully, the Hall of Fame media selectors will rectify that oversight in the near future -- not as an emotional reaction to Art's death, but as a rightful reflection of his longtime contributions to the NFL." -- Joe Browne U.S. Presswire
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