According to a long article by Nancy Phillips in the Philadelphia Inquirer, veteran sports writer Bill Conlin sexually abused three women and one man when they were children. Here is a follow-up by the Philly Daily News editor, Larry Platt.
The best thing to come out of the Penn State mess is people finding the courage to come forward. Sometimes there's good that comes out of the the bad that happens around us, and his niece found the courage to come forward after the incident at Penn State.
I always hated Bill Conlin, couldn't stand him on the sports reporters, and now I have a more of a reason to hate the man.
 100% agreed!
How about the BBWAA rushing to comment that the allegations have no bearing on his Spink Award? This is an organization whose members are wielding moral superiorty on the steroid issue like a morning star and they want us to know within minutes of the story dropping that no matter how many kids he may have molested, his award is safe and sound.
3) Yeah, that was some weak sauce. Not Jack O'Connell's finest moment.
I think it would be wrong to characterize the BBWAA's statement as necessarily representative of the way their members feel about this.
5) Case in point: http://bit.ly/tSIdhU
 Didn't mean to say it was representative of the members, just that it is representative of the organizational leadership, specifically O'Connell. There's no way there was time to consult the entire BBWAA for input on this statement.
And yet more still: http://deadsp.in/rTYYiX
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