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Jay Mariotti, Famous Sports Columnist, Arrested in LA

8/21/2010 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ESPN personality and popular sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested this morning in Los Angeles, this according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department website.

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Mariotti was arrested on a felony charge at 4:30 AM -- a police source tells us it is a domestic violence charge.

He was held on $50,000 bail and released shortly after noon.

Mariotti is a regular on the ESPN show "Around the Horn" and a writer for the popular sports website Fanhouse.com.

UPDATE: A rep for ESPN said the network had no comment.

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16.

caleb jones    

too bad around the horn is off next week.HORN

1488 days ago
17.

Patricia Anderson    

Mr. Mariotti has a lot of guts. Just read the article about Brett Farve and he Mariotti picked Farve to pieces. Now the shoe is on the other foot. How do you like it Mariotti? Time will tell if you are a felon or not but I think you were way to critical of Mr. Farve. Good luck to you you are certainly going to need it.

1488 days ago
18.

Horndog    

Who?

1488 days ago
19.

dan the man    

I bet Ozzie Guillen will laugh at this when he hears the news.

1488 days ago
20.

Craig    

More like "Around the Whore"

1488 days ago
21.

Keith    

Never particularly cared for Mariotti....he always gave the impression that he was better than anybody else...but I would hate to see him leave the show. His banters with Woody Paige are classic! Too bad it wasn't Bill Plaschke that got arrested. Now he's one I could go forever without having to see or listen to on ATH.

1488 days ago
22.

Tyler Elliott    

Hmm..a bombastic, opinionated bastard of a man committing domestic violence.. Nope, didn't see that one

1488 days ago
23.

Brad    

To bad It wasnt Skip Bayless, Id be happy if i never had to see him on tv ever again!! Hes an Idiot!!

1488 days ago
24.

Al Podraza    

Once an a-hole, always an a-hole.............

1488 days ago
25.

Rob    

Couldn't happen to a bigger jerkoff. Being from Chicago, I was subjected to his horrible columns for years. He had no valid arguments and used the column just to stoke controversey. Glad the hack is out of town. Hope he winds up some dude's girlfriend in the can.

1488 days ago
26.

vtjowest1    

I think Around the Horn should invite Tiger Woods and Michael Vick to be panelists, and they can say what they think about Jay's domestic violence accusations!!! Can't stand this douche, I would love someone to put together all his clips of saying how athletes should act off the field!!!!

1488 days ago
27.

jeff    

He is an ******* and a major time douche and clueless. I worked with a person who used to work under him and said he was the biggest ass. he needs to be fired that would be simply awesome.

1488 days ago
28.

raul duke    

say it ain't so Jay, say it ain't so!

1488 days ago
29.

Nayib    

This is Mariotti's last column before his arrest.....the final paragraph is priceless....

http://jay-mariotti.fanhouse.com/2010/08/20/the-tragedy-of-roger-clemens-a-liar-always-whiffs/

1488 days ago
30.

george clooney    

#4 nailed it! This guy is always writing about players but lookie lookie....he should be FIRED!

1488 days ago
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