So finally, the close of “Gold Rush” Season 3 — Live and during the show while Todd Hoffman was “on” he was acting very hyper and strange, sniffing and face twitching all text-book signs of cocaine use. As I witnessed it myself and was bewildered and disgusted like other onlookers I wondered what happened to Todd the religious and righteous man.
The Hoffman Crew did not close out the season with their purported 1,000 ounces of gold which shouldn’t have come as any great surprise to people watching. The show seemed to move at the speed of a glacier thanks to the use of many ridiculous stall tactics….Christo did not need two hours to tell us the final amounts of gold mined by each crew…no one met their estimation and no one met the hype of “The Mother Lode”. All the guys were pretty decent in their handling of their differences of opinions which I was surprised with. I would have been tempted to throw a few people under the bus, but I guess they are far bigger people than I. I did find it amusing that the Legend of the Yukon, Tony Beets agreed with me stating that if Todd and his crew spent more time mining and less time hitting their hats together they might have found more gold. Parker Schnabel did have the balls to state to Todd that since the trommel was going to take 8 weeks to build and with the mining season being 6 weeks away Todd might have thought it out better, but again, Todd had excuses.
Perhaps it is too soon to point fingers accusing drug use but mayhaps if people intervened in others peoples lives before the train wreck happened it could be avoided, thus saving much mayhem in the future, lets face it Todd’s a mess. Is this why two of his long time crew and friends Chris Doumitt and Greg Remsburg are leaving mining and “retiring”? Are they perhaps sick of Todd’s inconsistencies, his erratic behavior and terrible decision making?
There is much buzz on the blogosphere, here’s the download from last night…..
The video has been taken down and has disappeared from the internet….what does that tell you?
What do you think? Wasn’t Todd acting squirrelly and very jumpy, gesturing impatiently making me wonder if this is why all during the season he’s made such questionable decisions. I hate to jump to conclusions, but after seeing it with my own eyes…….these actions were not those of a man with a simple “sinus” infection as he claimed.
On to next season, “Gold Rush” Season 4 South America….perhaps so Todd Hoffman can be closer to his beloved cocaine connection?
Evelyn Garone 2.23.13