Harbaugh attended funeral mass of Patricia Modell

Harbaugh, other team executive paid their respects to late wife of former Ravens owner

October 17, 2011|By Edward Lee

Prior to his weekly news conference at the Ravens’ training facility in Owings Mills, coach John Harbaugh and several other team executives attended the funeral mass of Patricia Breslin Modell, the late wife of former Ravens and Browns owner Art Modell who died Wednesday at the age of 80.

“It was just a beautiful, beautiful ceremony down at the basilica,” said Harbaugh, who was nattily attired in a black suit. “David and John [Modell] did an incredible job with the eulogies, and it kind of makes you remember how important family is. I think the Ravens are a family, Raven nation, the fans, everybody, our families, and the Modells are just a great family. It was very meaningful to spend most of the day with the Modells.”

Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg ran Monday’s walkthrough while Harbaugh was away from the facility. Harbaugh complimented Rosburg while also throwing out a light jab.

“Jerry Rosburg held practice,” Harbaugh said. “Did a great job, from what I heard. Heard it was a little short. No, just kidding, just kidding.”

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