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Old 12-26-2011, 10:07 AM   #24
newmark401
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Originally Posted by darrinbaker00 View Post
Yes, I did. Bob Hewitt is being accused of molesting teenagers. Bill Tilden was tried and convicted of molesting teenagers. TWICE.
I don't know a lot about the Bob Hewitt case, but you're right that Tilden was tried and convicted twice. He also served time in prison, twice, for his crimes. However, that doesn't seem to satisfy some people who appear to want his blood, despite the fact that he's long dead. Of course, he could have murdered a dozen babies and drunk their blood without changing his great tennis record.

The short biography of Tilden in the "Tennis Hall of Fame" website calls him "a towering figure of almost ineffable greatness": http://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/bill-tilden

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