For each and every one of you Browns fans who still hate the former owner Art Modell who took the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, you got your wish today. Art Modell will not be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, even though his accomplishments for the game of professional football warranted it. Cleve-lander Tony Grossi the former plain dealer news paper man who has a personal vendetta against Art Modell went to New Orleans to speak against Modell Gaining entry into the hall of fame. As long as Grossi is a live you can count on him to do what ever possible to block Modell's induction.
According to a popular Cleveland Radio talk show host Grossi's hatred of Art Modell stems from an article Grossi ran about the Cleveland Browns that was not true. All Grossi ahd to do at the time was to pick up the phone and verify the facts before running the article but he failed to do so. When Modell and the Browns called the Plain Dealer out over the article, the news paper reprimanded Grossi and removed him from Browns coverage. All this according to a popular Cleveland Radio host. We at CS360 didn't verify this story but we think this radio host knows the facts.
Grossi also had another run in withe the last owner of the Cleveland Browns that also led to his removal from the Browns beat. This time Grossi left the news paper too. So you can bank on the fact that as long as Grossi is allowed to speak at these Hall OF Fame votes, he won't be indorsing Art Modell......
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