A Cleveland Browns fan who allegedly filmed himself urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell could face up to two years in prison, authorities said Tuesday.
The viral YouTube video, posted by user "BrownsFan4Life" on July 18, shows a man wearing an Ed Reed jersey standing before Modell's grave at the Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. In the video, the man then rips off the Ravens jersey to reveal a Browns jersey before urinating on the gravesite.
"Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect," Shellenberger said in the statement. "Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place."
Shellenberger's office declined further comment.
Modell died in 2012, and has long been considered a villain among Cleveland sports fans because of his controversial decision to relocate the team in 1996.