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Australian Journalist Robbed in NYC Believes He May Have Been Drugged

What in the world!? Steve Butler (pictured), a journalist for newspaper the West Australian and the Seven Network, has revealed SteveButlerWestAustralianthat he was mysteriously followed and robbed while in New York to cover the marathon. Among the competitors in the 2013 edition of the race was former Australia West Coast coach John Worsfold. From a report by the West Australian:

After breaking the story about the ex-Eagles champion’s post-race collapse, Butler socialized with Worsfold and other friends before heading back to his hotel on Seventh Avenue.

“I got followed by a woman initially, and then I went to a cafe and had a sandwich and a Sprite 50 meters from the hotel,” Mr Butler told Fairfax radio. “From that point onwards until 11 a.m. the next day when I woke up on my bed fully clothed, I have no recollection of anything.”

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Kevin Roderick Vs. Eric Longabardi: Two People You Don’t Want to See in a Bikini Mud Wrestling Match

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We’re not sure what bloggers Kevin Roderick and Eric Longabardi have against each other, but we know they won’t be sharing a toothbrush any time soon.

Longabardi, over at ERSNews.com, reports that K-Rod is grossly exaggerating his claims to two staff-awarded L.A. Times Pulitzers.

For his part, L.A. Observed‘s Roderick periodically dismisses the longtime journo as a guy with a grudge.

Seeing how Mike Phelps is momentarily not on television right now we thought we’d check in with these two L.A. blogger types and find out, you know, what gives.

First we asked Roderick to comment on ERS’s piece:

Thanks for asking. Hadn’t seen that. Wow, Eric Longabardi really holds a grudge. He’s been mad for a year that I don’t link to his blog — I’ve told him privately, in response to numerous beseeching (and insulting) emails, that I don’t trust his reporting. This is another example of why.

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