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Jay Mariotti

If Only I Were Charlie Sheen

9/19/2011 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918_mariotti_video_exJay Mariotti lost his job at ESPN after he was arrested in 2010 on charges of assault and stalking his girlfriend -- something he feels wouldn't have happened if he were an actor ... like Charlie Sheen.

Mariotti pled no contest this week to three felonies -- stalking, domestic violence, and assault likely to cause great bodily injury -- and was sentenced to a year of counseling, 90 days of community service, and 5 years probation. But thanks to a plea deal ... Mariotti can later have the felonies reduced to misdemeanors.

He continues to maintain his innocence -- and when we caught up with him in Venice, he groused that journalists must live like saints.

Jay makes a "Charlie Sheen" argument, but there's a flaw in his logic. See if you can figure it out.

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1.

Rage    

a flaw.. in what logic?
He's backpeddling trying to cover his butt

1133 days ago
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Strokadellic    

He does have a point.

1133 days ago
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Hassenpfeffer    

Hey Jay, Charlie has talent, something you never did. I'm glad I don't have to listen to your stupid, idiotic comments on ESPN. Now go find a job that suits you, like picking up dog poop.

1133 days ago
4.

campy    

I wonder if he and Henry Rollins are related. They sort of have similar features.

1133 days ago
5.

MikeD    

FOR GOD'S SAKE TMZ... BUY SOME MICROPHONES THAT WORK.. you're GETTING CHEAPER AND CHEAPER ! What good is an interview.. if you cannot HEAR the interviewee ???
OR.... Kindly TEACH your Cameraman how to USE IT ! Cheeesh !

1133 days ago
6.

Are you kidding    

Yeah, poor you, you beat up women and stalk them and someone thinks that makes you a piece of crap. Go figure.

1133 days ago
7.

Chun LI    

As much as I dislike this douche,he's right.He's a loser and so is Charlie.

1133 days ago
8.

James    

Innocent? He pleaded no contest and was sentenced. If he was innocent there would be no sentence. They would have dropped all charges.

1133 days ago
9.

Freddy    

This guy was a moron when he was here in Chicago, when he was on Around the Horn, and I see he still hasn't changed a bit. Just go away Jay. Oh and he looks exactly like the guy that played Ben Casey. Google him kids.

1133 days ago
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anony    

If there was ever a jerk who deserved a beatdown it was Mariotti.
He looks like one of those Supermarionation puppets from the 60s.

1133 days ago
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ILoveMustard    

Forget Charlie - doesn't anyone notice that Jay has been starting to look like a crackhead? This guy is looking horrible these days - maybe he has more in common with Charlie that we think.

1133 days ago
12.

Mark    

I wonder what Woody Paige has to say about this?!

1133 days ago
13.

Jack    

Chicago is glad you are gone Mariotti, you suck.

1133 days ago
14.

SLH    

journalists aren't meant to have a personality ... like how morning show hosts don't have souls

1133 days ago
15.

Ronni    

Now Jay's known for something other than his terrible body odor. Congrats, girl beater.

1132 days ago
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