Let me start off by saying I have never liked Jay Mariotti. Never. I’ve always seen him as a pompous jerk. And that’s the way that he likes to be seen. So when I heard Jay Mariotti was arrested because of a suspected domestic dispute, well, I couldn’t help but smile. But now, of course, he’s out on bail.
Why did someone let him out? Who possibly posted bail for him? If it were me, I’d have let him sit there in his own stupidity. Mariotti has always played a jerk on TV but now he’s supposedly let his true colors shine last night too. If that’s the case, and he really was involved in some type of “domestic incident,” than he is a bigger clown than I could have imagined.
I don’t have much to say to you Mariotti. It’s fine to be known as an “edgy” sports reporter who has strong opinions and translates them in less than nice ways. But it’s another thing entirely to be a crappy person too. I just can’t wait for Monday’s edition of Around the Horn to see what Woody Paige writes about you on his chalkboard.
Jay Mariotti Free on Bail After 12 Hours in the Clink [Deadspin]