Hall of Fame Philadelphia Sports Journalist resigns after child molesting accusations

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  1. 58lambert58

    58lambert58 Hobbyist VIP

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    I watched this guy every week on the Sports Reporters with Dick Schaap.

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    Legendary Columnist Bill Conlin Resigns Over Forthcoming Philly Inquirer Bombshell

    The Philadelphia Inquirer's top investigative reporter, Nancy Phillips, has written a story containing what we're told are allegations of child molestation against sportswriter Bill Conlin, a longtime columnist at the rival Daily News. Conlin resigned just moments ago, according to a source at the Daily News.

    Conlin, who turns 78 this May, won the Ford C. Frick J.G. Taylor Spink Award last May. The story supposedly will drop soon (the newspapers are published under a joint-operating agreement by the same company, sharing some resources and a website but otherwise competing for a number of the same readers). Conlin has hired an attorney to defend himself against the piece. We'll have more details on this. For now, we can tell you that Conlin is at his condo in Largo, Fla.
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    Philadelphian, go figure.
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    Prolly just teaching the little boys how to shower properly. Educational service.
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    He was the Penn State beat writer about 30 years ago.
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    Wonder if he molested a young Tuesday (she grew up in Philadelphia I think)?
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    I often wonder "what if these poor bastards are innocent?"
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    Probably a football fan. That sport is so gay.
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    What's up with the State of PA and diddling little kids? :dontknow:
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    I don't live too far from Largo. I'm gonna go knock on his door. I use to enjoy the guy on the Sports Reporters.
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    well, whattya expect from somebody who wins the fred frick award
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    Hide your cock bro.
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    I wonder if he turn John into The Stutterer.
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    Pennsylvania....the pedo state
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    is that their new saying on car license plates?
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    beat writer :hhh:
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    Boys or girls?
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    sounds like girls.
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    I get that it's wrong to convict the guy in public before he has had his opportunity to defend himself, but the story it that article rings very true:

    In Blanchet's case, her father angrily confronted Conlin after his wife told him that Conlin had molested their daughter when she was about 7. Blanchet's parents were out of town for the day, and Conlin was visiting her family's house in Margate, N.J. When her brother went outside to play football, Blanchet said, Conlin assaulted her. "I was numb," she said, recalling that he put his hand between her legs and touched her genitals, and penetrated her with his fingers, stopping only when her brother, Ted, walked in. Her brother, now deceased, told her mother, who told her father.

    "I was going to kill him, I was so furious," recalled Blanchet's father, Harry Hasson, now 75. He said he called Conlin in the Daily News newsroom and summoned him to Margate. "He swore to me that he just touched her leg. Then all of a sudden, he started crying," Hasson recalled. "He said, 'I swear to God, I just touched her leg.'" Hasson said he did not learn the full extent of the assault until about two years ago, when his daughter spoke to him about it in a therapy session.

    "For somebody to do that - the son of a bitch," Hasson said, starting to choke up. "That's probably the worst thing you can do to somebody. Back then, I would never even think that anyone could ever do what she said he did." When he confronted Conlin and he started to sob, Hasson said, "it was such a pitiful sight. It took the fight out of me. I wish now I had done something more, but he swore to me and I believed him."


    "I only touched their leg" is very similar to what that Sandusky shithead said in one of his interviews, soulless creeps must read from the same manual.
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