In this Dec. 28, 1998, file photo. Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell listens to a question during a news conference at the NFL football team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. Cleveland Browns fans hope Modell is not voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday when a committee choses this year�s class from a list of 15 finalists that includes coach Bill Parcells, former 49ers owner Ed DeBartolo Jr., single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden. (AP Photo/John Gillis)
Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Ravens beat the New York Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Fla. The late Modell is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Baltimore Ravens' owner Art Modell (right) congratulates Most Valuable Player Ray Lewis after the Ravens defeated the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV January, 28, 2001, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7 for the NFL championship.
Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell poses for a photograph at Municapl Stadium in Cleveland in this undated file photo. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell talks with reporters at the team's training camp in this Aug. 6, 2002 file photo. Modell made his first appearance at training camp this day after missing the first week and a half due to a stroke and the heat and humidity at McDaniel College. "Forty-two years in this business, and it's the first training camp opening I've missed," said Modell, 77, who was entering his 42nd year in football. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)