ESPN executive editor John Walsh was asked in a University of Maryland classroom today about Deadspin writer John Koblin’s feud with ESPN’s Lynn Hoppes. “Says it’s over a girlfriend dispute,” tweeted the student who asked the question. Another tweet: “Walsh says Hoppes stole Koblin’s gf.”
* John Walsh asserts a love triangle in Deadspin coverage of ESPN (capitalnewyork.com)
* Will Leitch: “That’s one of the funniest things I’ve heard in months (@williamfleitch)
* Koblin: “Let me say I’m gay, so I can knock down the latest straight rumor!” (@koblin)
UPDATE: Koblin got Walsh on the phone and asked: “Why is an ESPN vice president spreading rumors that I’m straight?” Walsh replied: “I don’t know your personal life. I wouldn’t comment on anyone’s personal life.”
Except he did — in a college classroom this afternoon.