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Jay Mariotti -- Accused of Stealing GF's Purse

9/13/2010 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Famed sportswriter and ESPN personality Jay Mariotti has been charged for an alleged attack on his GF last month ... and now we've learned he may have stolen her purse.

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As we previously reported, Mariotti -- a frequent guest on ESPN's "Around the Horn" -- was arrested on August 21 after allegedly roughing up his girlfriend following a spat at a Santa Monica nightclub.

Now, the L.A. City Attorney has charged Mariotti with 7 misdemeanors ... including 4 domestic violence charges, false imprisonment, vandalism and grand theft.

We're told Mariotti is accused of taking his girlfriend's purse and keys -- and the purse is valued at more than $400.

If convicted on all charges -- Mariotti could spend more than a year behind bars.

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1.

Martin    

If he was black and in nevada, they would have given him life. cheers for being a white guy!

1463 days ago
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dan rafeal espn boxing    

Good. This guy was so high and mighty on TV, good to see him at that bottom.

1463 days ago
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Bobbarnett    

No prosecutor could ever prove intent as they were both admittedly wasted
C'mon Harvey-at least pretend you still have some legal knowledge.

1463 days ago
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Barb Cranfield    

Isn't it funny how so called MOVIE STARS can do ALMOST ANYTHING SHORT OF MURDER AND THEY GET OFF WITH A SLAP ON THE HAND WITH A PINKY FINGER....BUT A PURSE????????????????? I BET SHE STARTED IT!!!!

BY THE WAY TMZ....WHEN YOU DO ALL OF YOUR SURVEYS..SUCH AS "WHO'D YOU RATHER"....PLEASE ADD NEITHER TO A DECISION.

1463 days ago
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Freddy    

I'm so happy to hear about this. This guy is the most arrogant prick you could ever see. When he was here in Chicago he would always jump down the throats of the teams here when they made a move that HE thought was bad but when it turned out to be a good move he'll jump up and say that he always thought it would work. Go to hell Mariotti.

1463 days ago
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sharonlynnmc1     

Was this the purse that Paris Hilton borrowed... you know, the one with the cocaine in it that was not heres....lmao

1463 days ago
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sammy    

I ALWAYS HEARD JAY LIKED MEN AND HAD NO INTEREST IN WOMAN,SOMETHING DOES NOT SOUND RIGHT WITH THIS HOMOSEXUAL

1463 days ago
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Superman    

"Famed"? Never heard of him!

1463 days ago
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LoHs1    

Douche

1463 days ago
10.

Shag    

I watch Around the Horn often, and he's always edgy, bouncing around, cutting others off in mid-speech. Just seeming to always wanting it his way. So, this doesn't surprise me.

1463 days ago
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Derrick    

GF ??? I thought this guy was GAY !! Better recheck something.

1463 days ago
12.

Jay's Widows Peak    

Why did you shave me douche!!!!

1463 days ago
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donna     

The main reason people think he is gay, is because the White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen called him a gay slur a few years back. He is a pompous ass and people in Chicago, including myself, are smarting that this happened to him. Or maybe he is really gay and his girlfriend was the last to know about it. He wanted her purse because he felt it looked better with his outfit that evening.

1463 days ago
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Guests    

Thug moron!

1463 days ago
15.

Robert    

Sorry...all a big mistake. He thought it was Paris Hilton's purse!

1463 days ago
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