A.J. Daulero, the editor-in-chief at Gawker Media and a former Philly Mag writer, writes that an upcoming Inquirer article is about to reveal allegations of Bill Conlin being a child molester: [Deadspin]
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.
That’s it, really. The Inquirer and Daily News are both operated by Philadelphia Media Network. We will await that story.
UPDATE: NBC Philadelphia is told that Conlin technically "retired" today, not "resigned." Though I'm not sure that makes any difference.
UPDATE 2: Conlin's lawyer, George Bochetto, issued a statement to CBS Philly:
“Mr. Conlin is obviously floored by the allegations, which supposedly happened 40 years ago. He has engaged me to do everything possible to bring the true facts forward and to vindicate his name,” Bochetto said.