1/18: MODELL MAKES FINAL WHILE PLAYERS DO NOT

Art Modell has made it to the final 15 in the Hall of Fame balloting while former Browns players Joe DeLamielleure, Bernie Kosar, Clay Matthews and Greg Pruitt did not.

1/18: MODELL MAKES FINAL WHILE PLAYERS DO NOT
(10:25AM 1-18-02)

Art Modell, has made it to the final 15 in the HOF balloting. Modell, who has not returned to Ohio since stealing Cleveland's Football team, will probably be the most scrutinized finalist ever. His contributions to the NFL and his work as chairman of the league's television committee are enough to get him some very strong consideration by the selection committee but oh that little thing in 1995...

That move.

That stealing of a football team.

That ripping out of the hearts of Browns fans all over the world.

Will Modell make it into the HOF? If he does, would he show up at the induction ceremonies in the heart of Ohio?

It was bad enough the guy won a Super Bowl with the team he stole but to go into the HOF?? Todd Porter of The Canton Repository says ''It's time to put the past behind us''. Pat McManamon of The Akron Beacon journal says that ''Modell is deserving: Baltimore & bust'' that ''He did make significant contributions to NFL''.

I am sure that you Dawgs out there have some thoughts about this situation and I would love to hear what you think. Send me your thought's about Modell and I will post some of them early next week. Or you can just sound off in the Bernie's Insiders Message Boards.

DK


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