Art Modell denied Pro Football Hall of Fame induction again

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Art Modell was passed over for induction to Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame this year as part of the Class of 2020 Centennial Slate.

Former Owner and CEO of the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Art Modell

Owner and CEO of the Baltimore Ravens Art Modell talks with reporters at the newly named M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. in this May 6, 2003 file photo. The Baltimore Ravens said Modell died early Thursday Sept. 6, 2012 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. A cause of death was not given. (AP Photo/ Matt Houston, File)

CANTON, Ohio (WKBN) – Former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens’ Owner Art Modell was passed over for induction to Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame this year as part of the Class of 2020 Centennial Slate.

Modell famously moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996.

He also fired legendary Browns’ namesake and first head coach Paul Brown back in 1963.

His NFL resume also includes being a key part of establishing “Monday Night Football,” serving as the league’s broadcast chapriman from 1962-1993.

Modell’s Baltimore Ravens won a coveted Super Bowl in 2001. He passed away in 2012.

The following players, coaches and contributors were announced as inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame instead of Modell.

Bill Cowher
Jimmy Johnson
Steve Sabol
Paul Tagliabue
George Young
Harold Carmichael
Jim Covert
Bobby Dillon
Cliff Harris
Winston Hill
Alex Karras
Donnie Shell
Duke Slater
Mac Speedie
Ed Sprinkle

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