A Conversation With Bill Conlin The Day Before The Inquirer Dropped Its Molestation StoryA.J. Daulerio12/21/11 4:29pmFiled to: Bill Conlinphiladelphia inquirerNewstweetTopBill conlin interviewBill conlin molestationBill Conlin abuse charges522EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe first email arrived at 4:28 p.m. Monday. Subject line: "Hot button issue."AdvertisementA.J.Please give me a call soonest concerning a potentially explosive story. My cell is 856-xxx-xxxx.Bill ConlinThat story was published on Tuesday—a lengthy investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer into allegations that Conlin, a longtime sports columnist for the rival Philadelphia Daily News, had molested four children in the 1970s. Conlin stepped down before the story appeared online.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.