When we discuss Art Modell’s unworthiness for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame here, the conversation tends to focus mainly on Modell’s lack of excuse for what he did in stealing the Browns away to Baltimore as a disqualifying factor. But today, thanks to a post by @jimkanicki at the world’s hottest new website about Cleveland, Browns and things, it’s as clear as ever that the focus on “the move” to Baltimore obscures the fact that Modell doesn’t belong in the Hall even apart from what he did to Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and Browns Nation in ’95. From Paul Brown to Jim Brown to Andre Rison, and all the way to the posthumous screw job Modell worked on the partner who helped him buy the Browns for $250,000 cash in the first place, Kanicki’s got it covered and you won’t want to miss it. #ArtOut
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