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ESPN's Jay Mariotti arrested by L.A. police [Updated]

ESPN personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested overnight by Los Angeles police officers in the Pacific division.

He was booked on suspicion of a felony, but officials would not provide further details.

A source with knowledge of the case described it as a domestic disturbance charge involving his girlfriend. He was being held on $50,000 bail.

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. Known for his outspoken views, he used to write a sports column for the Denver Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

[Updated at 9:30 a.m.: LAPD sources said Mariotti allegedly got into an argument with his girlfriend at a club in Santa Monica.

The argument continued at the couple's apartment in Venice, where some type of physical altercation allegedly occurred. Police were called to the apartment, and Marioitti was arrested. He is currently being held at the 77th Street station.]

-- Andrew Blankstein

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Good news! Can't stand this nimrod. Not sure why the 'Horn' even keeps him on when there are so many more knowledgeable and less hateful sports scribes.

girlfriend? must be a typo


Must have been some of that popular "Around the Horn" competitive banter.

Must have been some of that popular "Around the Horn" competitive banter.

Not surprising

God, that just made my week.

Jay Mariotti what happened.? You talk so much junk about athletes that make mistakes and want them penalized to the fullest. You shouldnt pass judgement about other people when you cant even control your actions. Next up Skip Bayless.

He's human too, everybody makes mistakes! His fist hit his girlfriend's face by mistake.

This guy is a class act! True idiot!!!

WOW ! If this allegation is true it blows his reputation on Around The Horn, he is always overly critical when an Athlete is accused of a felony.

He has a girlfriend? I'm shocked!!!!! LOL!

Couldnt Happen to a Nicer GUY

Let see if his buddies dog him like they do athletes.

how is this news?

this is infotainment

This guy is a punk to begin with. I hope he is off ESPN for good.

I hope he didn't rough up Tony Reali too much!

On TV he does come across as being wound a little tight.

He should be given a life sentence for impersonating a sports writer.

Mariotti probably beat down his gf woody paige

screw jay he hate s the hawk what a jerk

Dear Mr Mariotti,

Is Ricky Williams still a terrible human being for smoking weed?

Oh, I thought so...


Boney Starks

Jay: Didn't you learn from your father growing up? No woman is worth going to jail for, slow down on those Martini's, keep your hands to yourself, zip your big mouth up, send her home in a cab, cool off and see what happens. It's not good for the career Jay. Grampa

He is an arrogant smug creep!

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Something to remember, Jay. Looks like you're missing a few window panes there, eh buddy?

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