Sad news out of Baltimore tonight as Jim Donovan of WKYC in Cleveland is reporting that Art Modell, the former Browns owner who became infamous for moving the franchise to Baltimore after the 1995 season, is in a Baltimore-area hospital and that his "vital organs are failing."
I'm guessing some Clevelanders out there won't shed a tear over his passing. Fair enough, but I guess I'm curious how Clevelanders today regard Modell, after all these years and with the Browns franchise firmly back in place. If you want to share something, hit the comments, because I'm seeing a lot of this on Twitter ...
Art Modell is gravely ill! I never cheer human death but he's about as close as it gets for me.— Andrew Baker (@jcribbs16fan) September 6, 2012
... and I'm curious if that's the general sentiment out there.
Update (7:20 a.m.): The Ravens say he has died.
Art Modell hospitalized [WKYC]