Ex ESPN Employee Jay Mariotti Faces Three New Felony Charges
The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday night that former ESPN personality and Chicago Sun-Times writer Jay Mariotti has been charged with three felonies after he confronted his ex-girlfriend the same day a court ordered him to stay away from her. Mariotti was in court Wednesday and he pleaded not guilty to the charges: stalking, corporal injury on a spouse or domestic partner, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.
Prosecutors said he argued with his former girlfriend again outside of a Venice restaurant on April 15 where he allegedly pulled a chunk of her hair out and grabbed her cellphone, while shouting at her.
If he’s convicted he faces up to five years in state prison.