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The letter relates to reporting on ESPN Williamsport in recent days.
The attorney uses an address of 210 Market Street which has been a parking lot for the past several years. The actual station address is clearly listed under the contact page on espnwilliamsport.com.
An allegation of racial bias is included in this letter. According to ESPN Radio Williamsport, General Manager Todd Bartley, “this allegation truly breaks my heart, throughout my entire broadcast career I have had the privilege of covering student-athletes from all over the world and never had this issue raised, ever. Teams that I am currently covering and traveling all over the country with have African Americans on them and what Mr. Silver needs to take to heart is I don’t refer to them in that way. We share meals together, we share struggles and triumphs and most importantly we refer to each other as good friends.”
The word “alleged” is used several times in regard to the recent reporting. In regard to the “alleged” incident with a 14-year female victim as noted on the Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Locker Room Show hosted by Todd Bartley: from the Pocono Record, Posted January 25, 2002 at 12:01 AM and was updated on January 6, 2011 at 11:18 PM from the story titled “Coach again accused of relationship with player”.
The victim, now 15, testified at Wednesday’s preliminary hearing that she and a friend met Dixon on a secluded road. Dixon first searched the girls for wiretaps, then paid the second girl $20 to leave so that he and the victim could be alone, she said. The girl said they had consensual sex.
A judge on Wednesday ordered Darrick L. Dixon, 24, to stand trial on new charges of statutory sexual assault, intimidation of a witness, criminal solicitation, indecent assault and corrupting the morals of minors.
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