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The Suburbanite
  • Art Modell among finalists for HOF Class of 2013

  • Late NFL owner Art Modell — who controversially moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore — and four linemen in their first year of eligibility are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fam

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  • Late NFL owner Art Modell — who controversially moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore — and four linemen in their first year of eligibility are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    The Hall announced today that defensive end and single-season sacks record-holder Michael Strahan and defensive tackle Warren Sapp made the cut, along with tackle Jonathan Ogden and guard-tackle Larry Allen.
    Other finalists are running back Jerome Bettis; receivers Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed; LB-DEs Charles Haley and Kevin Greene; guard Will Shields; defensive back Aeneas Williams; coach Bill Parcells; and owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Modell.
    Modell broke Browns fans hearts in 1995 when he relocated his NFL franchise to Baltimore. They became the Ravens and eventually won a Super Bowl title, something that eluded Modell in Cleveland.
    The two senior nominees are defensive tackle Curley Culp and linebacker Dave Robinson.
    Between four and seven new members will be selected Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in New Orleans.