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Browns fan who supposedly urinated on Art Modell's grave will be charged

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Screen shot of man who says he urinated on Art Modell's grave (YouTube.com)

A simple rule in life: If you urinate on someone's grave and post a video of it to YouTube to impress others, there will be consequences. Like catching a misdemeanor charge for it.

An unidentified fan is seen on a YouTube video, posted under the username "BrownsFan4Life," at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. He is supposedly paying his respects to Art Modell who owned the Ravens until his death in 2012. The fan then tears off his Ed Reed Ravens jersey to reveal a Browns jersey. Modell moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore after the 1995 season, and most Clevelanders have never forgiven him. This genius then appears to urinate on Modell's grave using a catheter. He says in the video that's what he is doing.

He then uses the same phrase Modell used when explaining why he moved the Browns: "I had no choice." Here's one of the copies of the video from YouTube, but be warned that it has bad language:

This is going to surprise you, but the authorities didn't take too kindly to the fan's actions. The Baltimore Sun said the man will be charged by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office with indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $500 fine. He won't be identified publicly until the charge is upheld by a court commissioner, the Sun said.

"Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect," Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a statement, according to the Sun. "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."

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