ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Governor Martin O'Malley today issued the following statement on the passing of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell:
"Baltimore and the State of Maryland mourn the loss today of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.
"Respected by his players and beloved by his family and Baltimore football fans, Art brought the game and spirit of football back to Baltimore. He helped reinvigorate Baltimoreans' sense of pride in their team and their City. As we prepare for another exciting season of Ravens football and Purple Fridays, let us all take a moment to remember Art and his family in our thoughts and prayers."
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