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Art Modell remembered at funeral

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Pall bearers carry the casket of former NFL owner Art Modell after his funeral on Tuesday.
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BALTIMORE (AP)

Thousands of family and friends turned out Tuesday for the funeral of former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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MODELL REMEMBERED

A look back at the life of iconic NFL owner Art Modell, who passed away at the age of 87.

An important figure in the development of the league, Modell was one of the NFL's most polarizing owners. Cleveland fans never forgave him from moving his club to Baltimore for financial reasons after the 1995 season, but Ravens fans were fond of him and he also was remembered as a loving family man on Tuesday.

Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, Haloti Ngata and Torrey Smith were among current Ravens players who attended the funeral. Former Ravens players Michael McCrary, Peter Boulware and Rob Burnett also went to the service, which Rabbi Andrew Busch presided over.

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