Former Philadelphia sports writer Bill Conlin dies at 79

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January 9, 2014 8:35:03 PM PST
Former Philadelphia sports writer Bill Conlin has died.

Conlin had a long career as a columnist with the Daily News.

It came to an abrupt end three years ago when more than half a dozen adults accused him of having molested them when they were children in the 1970s.

One of the accusers was a niece.

Conlin was never charged because the alleged cases happened so long ago.

The 79-year-old died Thursday morning in Florida.


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