Browns Cancel Modell Tribute at Family’s Request

Who would have ever thought that the Modell family would have more common sense than NFL commissioner Roger Goodell?

Tom Withers is tweeting the news,1 and says that the team will agree to the family’s wishes and had been planning to read a statement some time before the Eagles vs. Browns game. Withers also reports that Mike Holmgren had a conversation with David Modell, which seems to have preceded the request.

This is good news for everyone. Regardless of what different groups of fans might have wanted to do during the “tribute” it seems far more sensible not to put a moment like this on any kind of stage.

Now, about those home made signs…

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  1. Along with everyone else. I saw Withers’ tweets first today. []

  • Capitalgg

    Hooray! Common sense prevailed

  • Big Z


  • The_Real_Shamrock

    One less excuse for tomorrow!

  • EyesAbove

    Im relieved that this happened, ESPN was frothing at the mouth over another opportunity to make Cleveland look foolish.

  • MrCleaveland

    Oh that’s just great.

    Now what am I going to do with the ten pounds of dawg poo that I stole from my neighbors’ lawns and was hoping to sneak into the game and throw on the field at the appropriate moment.

    Nice going, Browns.

    When’s the Tribe back in town?

  • Robbie

    My sentiments exactly.

  • mgbode

    gotta be a sign in the stadium somewhere:
    Art Modell RIP
    Cleveland’s Moment of Silence: 1996 – 1998

  • Thanks Art.

    Brown fans…no class. He moved a team he owned, no one’s momma was slapped by A.M.