NFL icon Art Modell died Thursday at the age of 87. Modell was the former owner of the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens.
Titans owner Bud Adams released a statement following the passing of Modell.
“I knew Art for many years and always had a great deal of respect for him. Our teams competed against each other in the same division for decades and there were many memorable games between our two teams. He was very proud of his team and they had many fine players and coaches.
He also was an asset to the NFL as he was deeply involved in our broadcast negotiations over the years and provided a great deal of leadership there. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
- Sept. 6, 2012: Former Ravens owner Art Modell dies at 87