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.
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Ravens general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome( Kevin Richardson, Baltimore Sun / April 4, 2012 )
"Art was a giant in our industry. He was my boss -- but he wouldn't let me call him that -- my mentor, and most importantly, my friend. He was the most caring, compassionate person I've ever known. The opportunities he gave me are historic, and I will be forever humble and grateful." -- Ozzie Newsome
Former NFL QB and Ravens director of pro personnel James Harris
"First thing that comes to my mind are the contributions Art made to the NFL: his teams, to television, to naming Ozzie [Newsome] as general manager. He was a pioneer. Working with him, you got to see what a great person he was. He cared about all of us -- players, coaches, scouts, everyone in the front office. Genuine is a word I would use to describe Art. He was a special, special man. And, it's a shame he is not in the Hall of Fame. He belongs there, and a lot of us know that." -- James Harris