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Long Couple of Weeks for Gerry Sandusky

Esquire

For twenty-four years, Gerry Sandusky has been one of the most popular sportscasters in Baltimore. For thirteen days, he has been one of the least popular in America. What's in a name has turned out to be a lot for the radio voice of the Ravens — even if it is a whole letter off — and that's meant a lot more than pre-game disclaimers on WBAL. But slowly this son of an NFL coach has transformed the hate mail, and his warming-up to coincidental fame has become something of a distracting punch line. "If I handle this as elegantly as I can, with appropriate humor — over the confusion, not the alleged crimes — then maybe I can be a light for someone with far more serious problems," Sandusky said by phone on Tuesday. Here, in his own words,...

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