Was Ted Koppels son gay?

  • Sk8Tex

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    Jun 01, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    So I was reading the news this morning and noticed an article about Ted Koppels son dying during a drinking binge this past holiday weekend in NYC. Is it just me or does this article just scream gay hookup gone awry??

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i1SpnM1ML6rcS9l52eq2rkKRsNkgD9G2IOJ80

    What do yall think? icon_confused.gif
  • mcwclewis

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    Jun 01, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    It does kind of seem like it, huh?


    I doubt they'll release that information though
  • calibro

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    Jun 01, 2010 9:48 PM GMT
    i thought the same thing when i read it
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    Jun 01, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    Me too. That article would definitely put him under "homo-suspicion" icon_lol.gif

    Course an interview with a friend on Radar Online says the guy with Koppel wasn't gay...

    Caban described Wimberly as one of her friends but denied that he was romantically involved with Koppel.

    “Everybody is asking me that question, is Russell gay and was that somehow involved,” Caban told RadarOnline.com.

    “My friend is not gay. He is not gay. He is a really nice guy.

    “This is New York City, everybody goes out, has fun, meet friends and hang out.”


    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/06/exclusive-interview-ted-koppels-son-dead-4-hours-while-friends-chatted-next-room
  • EricLA

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    Jun 01, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    The way the accounts I've read frame the other man does seem like there's something to be read between the lines. Maybe we're all projecting. Maybe not. Either way, there's more to this story.
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    Jun 01, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    I don't get the homo vibe as much as I get the alcoholic vibe.
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    Jun 01, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    fastfreddie saidI don't get the homo vibe as much as I get the alcoholic vibe.


    Agreed.
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    Jun 01, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    I'll say no. Have you ever been to Smith Bar?
  • laxdude25

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    Jun 01, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    smith's bar is not a gay bar. it is a very chill, relaxed, anyone is comfortable theatre district bar. i wouldn't be surprised that two str8 guys could meet there and then proceed to hit a string of other bars (pretty standard ny drill). the only thing kinda weird is the fact that koppel ended up going back to the guy's place. but not unheard of in nyc, depending on where the last bar they hit happened to be.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Jun 02, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    laxdude25 saidthe only thing kinda weird is the fact that koppel ended up going back to the guy's place. but not unheard of in nyc, depending on where the last bar they hit happened to be.


    He was also the waiter btw ...which makes it all the weirder in my opinion lol
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    Jun 02, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    Considering how many "unknown sexuality" (didn't ask) guys I've met and drank with just to hang out, I see nothing in that article that suggests Koppel or his friend was gay. It sounds like they were just buddies on a drinking binge, and Koppel didn't handle it so well.
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    Jun 02, 2010 6:27 AM GMT


    Nay.