Conlin mentions suicide in email exchange

A.J. Daulerio has posted his Monday night email exchange with former Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist Bill Conlin, who has been accused of molesting children in the 1970s. (Daulerio broke the news yesterday on Deadspin.)

He was at times the Conlin I had come to know in recent years — angry, funny, discursive — but he was also obviously scared. He talked about suicide, and I’m still not sure if he was joking. …

I don’t remember what I told him. I don’t remember how I advised him, or if I agreed to publish his response once the Inquirer’s story ran. I hadn’t seen the story myself, after all. Maybe he was being paranoid? Maybe he’d gotten spooked by a reader email? Maybe the story was still months away from seeing print? I got off the phone with Conlin and began calling around.

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