Art Modell purchased the Cleveland Browns for what was an unprecedented price of $4 million in 1961.
Art Modell embodies the spirit of a true American success story. He has been described as bold, competitive, compassionate and highly-approachable entrepreneur – generally, a rare combination of qualities for men who have risen to his level of accomplishment.
In February 1996, he brought the NFL back to Baltimore.
In his 43 seasons of full ownership of the Browns and the Ravens, more than half of Art’s teams were in the playoffs.
Modell won two NFL championships, 1964: 27-0 (over the Colts); and in 2000, 34-7 (vs. the NY Giants).