Saturday, August 21, 2010

Douchebag Jay Mariotti Gets Arrested

Pretty much everybody thought Jay Mariotti was a dickhead before now there is this ...

ESPN personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti was released from jail on $50,000 bail Saturday, hours after being arrested on suspicion of felony domestic assault, authorities said.

Mariotti, 51, was arrested Saturday around 4 a.m. following an argument with his girlfriend, authorities said.

Mariotti is a well-known sports commentator who can be seen on the ESPN show "Around the Horn." He also writes for a sports website called Fanhouse.com where he is known for his outspoken views criticizing athletes for their actions on and off the field. He formerly wrote a sports column for the Denver Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

LAPD sources said Mariotti allegedly got into an argument with his girlfriend at a club in Santa Monica, and they were observed exchanging harsh words just before getting in a car to leave. Mariotti got angry after he believed his girlfriend had been flirting with another man, police sources said.

The argument continued at the couple's apartment near Venice where Mariotti allegedly pushed and shoved the woman. During the altercation, Mariotti grabbed her arm, leaving marks, the sources said.

Police were called to the apartment and found his girlfriend, who has not been identified, with cuts and bruises.

Mariotti was held at the 77th Street station before being released midday Saturday.

6 comments:

Count Istvan said...

BTW it's not a stretch to say the guy is universally hated

Jonathan said...

Douchebag indeed.

Count Istvan said...

Jonathan would you agree with my assessment that pretty much nobody likes the guy?

Jonathan said...

I wold concur.

theroachman said...

I could never figure out why that guy was allowed on ESPN. No one seemed to care to much for him so how did he get any first hand information as a sports writer? Then I realized when he was still here in Denver I could not remember reading anything from him quoting players, coaches et al... outside of press conferences. Would have made me wonder if I wasn't trying to ignore him.

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