As ClevelandFrowns points out this morning, there might only be one man left on the planet who thinks that Art Modell — son of Mephistopheles, brother of King Coward III, godfather and mentor of Clay Bennett — deserves to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sadly, that man is Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens GM and former Cleveland Browns hero.
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is concerned that Art Modell won’t be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame until after the former Ravens and Cleveland Browns majority owner is dead.
“I don’t know what we can do,” Newsome said tonight during a conference call with [Ravens] season ticket holders [yesterday]. “My biggest fear is once he passes away then he’ll get the opportunity to go in. I don’t think that’s fair.”
"He deserves to be in there," said Newsome, a Hall of Fame tight end with the Browns who was inducted in 1999. "He deserves to go in before I did."