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Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:10 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 7:56 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Long-time Philadelphia sportswriter Bill Conlin has been accused of molesting four children between the ages of 7 and 12. The alleged assaults came back in the 1970s and came to light to the Gloucester Country Prosecutor's office last year. The prosecutors took videotaped statements from the four alleged victims, but nothing could be done because the statute of limitations had expired on anything that happened before 1996.

"We would love to see justice in this case," Detective Stacie Lick of the Prosecutor's Office wrote in an email to one of the women last month (Philly.com). "So many people have been victimized by this man, but our hands are tied by the law, which does not let us prosecute."

Conlin retired from the Philadelphia Daily News Tuesday morning. The full investigative report of his alleged actions was published to the Internet by Nancy Phillips of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday afternoon.

"I can't even begin to express the shock, sadness, and outrage I feel by what Bill Conlin is alleged to have done," said Daily News editor Larry Platt, who immediately accepted Conlin's offer to retire (Philly.com).

Conlin began writing at the Daily News back in 1965. He long served as the Phillies' beat writer before becoming a general columnist. He also appeared on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" for 13 years. In 2011, he won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The award is the highest honor that can be given to a writer by the Baseball Writer's Association of America.

There are many more specific details to this case, so make sure to read the entire Inquirer report if interested.
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Comments

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:33 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

fat fucking scumbag!!!!



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:16 am
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

so thats it huh ? no follow up on this scumbag cbs? espn falls asleep as well on this but for a month straight i had to listen about joe pa even though he was not the one being arrested?morals in this country are so fucked!!!



Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

TIREDOFCRAP-

i hope this finds you. you sir are  by far the biggest racist i have ever come across in my life i just got done reading all of your posts, and not one of them was a positive message they were all about how much you hate white people. you claim this and that about 400 years of torment, how old are you? and im pretty sure in your lifetime you have NEVER been a slave so for black people to say the have been dealing with slavery for 400 years or whatever is just plain and simple retarded. you need to wake up and smell the coffee the year is 2011 almost 2012 it is not the 1800's and the 1900's. of course there is still racist people out there, so if you dont like it then you should probably take your own life cause no matter what the world will not get along and that is not the cause of one specific race as you stated. you need to take a look in the mirror and get rid of your hate it will probably make you a better person maybe not. and lastly this is for SPORTS talks not racist rants if you want to talk like that go call jesse jackson, but leave that crap out of these boards. you sir are a far bigger racist and a biggot!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

i hope someone shoots bill conlin and carlakendal in the face and let them suffer for a long time till they die a gruesome death
Oh, buddy, over the top as always.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

That is a good point brought up where is the 24 hour espn coverage? Is it because he is one of there own so lets not put him under the bus? i mean joe pa was not the molester should he  have  done more yes he should have but you would have thought he was the one who commited the crime from the coverage that was done.

Now this fat fuck does not get any coverage at all go to his front lawn and wait for him to come out oh and that hall of fame title is gone i mean they stripped joe pa name of the trophy this fat prick needs to go what a pos and the parents who knew should be beaten!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Sad stuff.  When accused by his own family, a District Attorney no less among them, with corroboration from a multitude of neighbors and other family members, Conlin immediately retires, lawyers-up and hides from the accusations?  Wow. 

Where is the guy's blow-hard bravado, that acidic contempt for all things with which he disagrees now?  If Bill Conlin were commenting on the way Bill Conlin is shrinking into a spider hole in the face of this fire storm, he’d certainly have something demonstrative to say about his own cowardice, wouldn’t he?  Good riddance, Bill.




Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

"The Daily News SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.  THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE.  Where was his boss??"

Really? Do you really think the newspaper knew what Conlin was doing 40 years ago?
Think much?



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

Honestly, I really do not understand how this does not see light for 30-40 years. This isn't even a situation where the person it happened to was too embarrassed to say anything. Multiple parents knew, but failed to say anything. Instead, they decided to keep it a secret. That doesn't make any sense. I can't think of any parent that would keep such a thing secret if it were true. 

(By the time Blanchet and the others went to prosecutors themselves, "nothing could be done because of the stupid statute of limitations," said Kevin Healey. "We wanted justice.")

Really? You wanted justice, but you waited almost 40 years and use the statute of limitations as a scapegoat?

Basically, what I am getting at is that I find the situation hard to believe. However, just as someone stated before; you are guilty until proven innocent in these types of situations. Moreover, if these accusations are true; the parents should be prosecuted too.




Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Writer Bill Conlin accused of child molestation

i hope someone shoots bill conlin and carlakendal in the face and let them suffer for a long time till they die a gruesome death


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Since: Dec 21, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 12:19 pm
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