Baltimore Holds Modell Viewing

Saturday viewing at M&T Bank Stadium

Saturday, Sep 8, 2012  |  Updated 5:49 PM EDT
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Baltimore Holds Modell Viewing

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FILE - Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell is seen with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Ravens beat the New York Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV in this Jan. 28, 2001 file photo taken in Tampa, Fla. Modell is hospitalized in Baltimore. The team said Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012 the 87-year-old Modell is at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Cleveland television station WKYC reported that Modell's vital organs are failing. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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The family of Art Modell and the Baltimore Ravens paid tribute to the team's late owner with a public viewing Saturday.

Modell's casket was placed on the field at M&T Bank Stadium, and a card saluting him was given to all Ravens fans who attended the two-hour viewing.

The Lombardi Trophy presented to the team after their Super Bowl XXXV victory was placed beside his casket.

Modell, who died Thursday at age 87, moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore after the 1995 season, when they became the Ravens.

The NFL has requested that all teams observe a moment of silence or other appropriate gestures in memory of Modell this week.

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