Former writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and Fanhouse and panelist for ESPN’s Around the Horn, Jay Mariotti has been arrested in Los Angeles again. According to the Los Angeles Times, Mariotti was charged with stalking, domestic violence and assaulting his ex-girlfriend on two separate occasions. He could get as much as five years in prison, if convicted.
Back in August of last year, Mariotti was arrested on six felony charges in regards to an argument with the ex-girlfriend that went from a club to their apartment. Mariotti managed to avoid jail time, however, he may not be able to stemming from the latest incidents.
In September after his sentencing to probation and community service, Mariotti confronted the woman at a restaurant on the same day the court ordered him to stay away from her. And police say just last month, Mariotti confronted her outside another restaurant and allegedly pulled out some hair.
Now Mariotti has railed against athletes who have committed domestic violence and if the police reports are true, has now become one of the people he has regularly criticized. His next court date is June 1. Mariotti has not appeared on ESPN since his first arrest and will likely not appear again based on the latest charges.
Thanks to The Big Lead for the link.