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Jay Mariotti faces seven misdemeanors, including domestic battery

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.7_19 FROST JOE GODDARD.A0243.jpgESPN personality and former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti has been charged with seven misdemeanors, including domestic battery in connection with an incident last month involving his live-in girlfriend, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Charges include two counts of domestic violence with injury, two counts of domestic violence, one count of grand theft, one count of false imprisonment and one count of vandalism. Each of the counts carries a maximum of a year in jail, meaning he could face up to seven years behind bars.

Mariotti is to be arraigned Friday at the downtown criminal courts building.

Police sources say the confrontation began at a nightclub, where Mariotti accused his girlfriend of flirting with another man. He was released after posting $50,000 bond, but has been noticeably absent from "Around the Horn" and has produced no copy for AOL.

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I feel badly for his girlfriend, but mostly for her bad judgment.

Jay Mariotti is a waste of skin (at least what's not plastic on the insufferable, vain douchebag). I suffered through his crass, manufactured cynicism here while he "wrote" for the Suntimes. I doubt he ever penned a word he sincerely felt, except to pat himself on the back.

The guy is a coward; hiding behind his op-ed platform(s) doling out criticism he could never survive himself, nor have the intestinal fortitude to issue face-to-face. I long for the day when the sniveling little snot gets what's coming to him -- unfortunately without felony charges, I will have to wait a bit longer.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Guess he'll end up going the way of the infamous and now forgotten Bob Greene---only he might be a convicted felon as well.

You manhandle a woman you lose, unless your an Entertainer or Sports Star, but a Sportswriter or Television Commentator---pretty much done. The only bums who can manhandle women and pull it off and still be employed are Entertainers (Chris) and Sportstars (Ben).

Just confirms what Mariotti is and was and what forever will be. Congratulations Jay, your the new prison wide receiver. They will start you at Tight end at first, but eventually they will make you the new wideout.

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