Remembering Art Modell's charm

Updated: September 6, 2012, 3:20 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

The courtroom became so tense in a battle over free agency in the NFL in the early 1990s that the judge called for a recess and told the team owners and players and their lawyers to take a break and cool off.

Moments later, as I stood in the corridor watching to see whether a fight might break out, an elegantly attired older gentleman with a twinkle in his eye walked up to me and, without a word of introduction, produced a series of the greatest wisecracks I had ever heard. Both ...

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