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Browns spokesman says team to give 'appropriate recognition' of Art Modell at stadium Sunday

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 7, 2012

The Browns will give “an appropriate recognition” in memory of former owner Art Modell Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium, said Neal Gulkis, the team’s vice president of media relations.

Modell, who bought the Browns in 1961 and moved the team to Baltimore in 1996, died Thursday at age 87.

The NFL is asking each home team to observe a moment of silence or to honor Modell in some other way.

Gulkis said the decision to pay tribute to Modell in Cleveland was made by the Browns. He said the plans have not yet been finalized, but the acknowledgement will probably be held during pregame.

“We want to show respect and dignity for Modell’s family, our fans and the community,” Gulkis said.

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