Philadelphia Daily News writer Bill Conlin has resigned from the paper after being accused of sexually abusing children in the 1970s.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the allegations on Tuesday. Four individuals are accusing Conlin of abuse, including a niece who is now a prosecutor. Through his lawyer, Conlin denied the allegations.
Conlin had been with the Philadelphia Daily News since 1965. He may be remembered in some corners as a regular panelist on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, having appeared on more than 300 episodes.
Just this year, he was awarded the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.