Bill Conlin Resigns From Philadelphia Daily News in Wake of Sex Abuse Allegations

Posted by | December 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM

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.

(News from the Philadelphia Inquirer via Fang’s Bites; additional information from bbwaa.com)

  • Anonymous

    When will Rep. Marsico, Chairman, Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee, schedule hearings on the proposals to eliminate the statute of limitations criminally and civilly for child sexual abuse? The proposals have been on his desk for over 6 months. As a father and grandfather, isn’t Mr. Marsico interested in the protection of the Commonwealth’s children in the years ahead? There is NO MIDDLE GROUND, Rep. Marsico; you are either FOR children or FOR the perpetrators.