Philly sportswriter Bill Conlin dies

Updated: January 10, 2014, 7:56 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Former Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter and columnist Bill Conlin, whose long career came to an end following multiple allegations of child abuse, has died. He was 79.

The Hall of Fame baseball writer and author died Thursday in Largo, Fla., The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News reported. Conlin's son, Pete, confirmed his father's death in a text message, NJ.com said.

Conlin retired in 2011 following allegations that he had abused four children ...

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