The recently embattled, Jay Mariotti dodged a bullet last week when the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided not to pursue any charges against him. He didn’t, however, dodge the bullet that came from the city of Los Angeles’ prosecution.
City prosecutors have charged ESPN personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti with seven misdemeanors in connection with an incident last month in which he allegedly grabbed and shoved his live-in girlfriend, officials said Monday.
Charges include two counts of domestic violence with injury, two counts of domestic violence, one count of grand theft, one count of false imprisonment and one count of vandalism. Each of the counts carries a maximum of a year in jail, meaning he could face up to seven years behind bars.
Mariotti is to be arraigned Friday at the downtown criminal courts building.