Reaction to Art Modell's death [Pictures]
See quotes from Ravens officials, NFL coaches and players and other notable personalities on the passing of former Ravens owner Art Modell.
Quotes provided by the Baltimore Ravens and other outlets.
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New York Giants president and CEO John Mara( Getty Images / August 24, 2012 )
"Art Modell was one of the greatest owners in the history of the NFL. He contributed in so many ways to the success of this league, and he deserves a place in Canton. More importantly, he was a decent man and a great friend to my family. We will miss him dearly." -- John Mara
Former Browns Head Coach Sam Rutigliano
"Art was my friend and supporter. He gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Art was a hands-on owner, he never rode shotgun -- whether at practice, the draft, or even at meetings. He was willing to do the real work to make us better. If Art could have given the trophy to Cleveland, I believe he would have. The people in Baltimore certainly deserved it. There are some here in Cleveland who still love him. Art Modell was a major contributor to an era of football that was the best the NFL ever had." -- Sam Rutigliano