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Cleveland Browns fan to be charged for urinating on Art Modell's grave in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP/WJLA) - Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

A self-described Cleveland Browns fan posted a video on YouTube as he urinated on Art Modell's grave in Baltimore. Photo: YouTube from ABC2-WMAR in Baltimore.
Art Modell. AP file photo

The man, who has so far been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month.

Modell who had owned the Cleveland Browns NFL franchise from 1961 to 1995 shocked Cleveland fans when he moved the team to Baltimore before the 1996 season and renamed it the Ravens.

Modell and his wife, Patricia, are buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore.

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a news release that he hopes the case will be a deterrent.

Shellenberger says the man will not be identified until charges are filed and served.

David Modell, Art Modell's son, says the family is thankful for the excellent work by Baltimore County police.

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