Mike Shanahan on Art Modell: ‘I considered him a friend’

September 6, 2012

Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan praised Art Modell, the former majority owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens who died Thursday at age 87.

Art Modell (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)

“I had a chance to be around him a little bit with all the times we played Cleveland when I was in Denver,” Shanahan said. “I had a chance to get to know him a little bit. I always liked him—a first-class guy.

“He always treated me well. He always had time to sit down and talk. When you’re an assistant football coach, not a lot of owners do that. So I considered him a friend.”


Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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