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WBAL Stands Behind Flanagan Suicide Story

The Hearst NBC affiliate is not backing down from its Wednesday-night report by sportscaster Gerry Sandusky linking the suicide of former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and executive Mike Flanagan to him being “despondent” over being perceived as having failed the team and fans during his time in the O’s front office. But police investigators Thursday unequivocally attributed Flanagan’s action to “financial difficulties.”