will pay tribute to Patricia Breslin Modell, the wife of former Ravens and Browns owner
, when they meet the
Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
The players will have a decal with the initials “PBM” attached to the back of their helmets to honor Mrs. Modell, who died Wednesday at the age of 80. There will also be a moment of silence prior to the singing of the National Anthem.
In making the announcement, the organization also included statements from owner
, general manager/executive vice president
and head coach
about Mrs. Modell.
“Spending time with Pat was always special. Renee and I loved everything about her. There was a spark about Pat that was visible. She lit up a room when she entered. Conversations and dinners with her were electric and exciting. She made you feel good by being with her. And, the love she and Art had for each other … We’ve talked about it, and it was inspiring. Art and Pat bragged about each other, delighted in each other’s company. Their love was so visible. We already miss her terribly, and our thoughts and prayers are with Art and his family.”
“So, so gracious and kind. Pat was one of the special people put in your life. She knew football and was not afraid to ask the tough questions. We’ll miss those, and we miss her now.”