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ESPN Commentator Jay Mariotti Arrested for Alleged Violence Against Girlfriend

ESPN Commentator Jay Mariotti Arrested After Suspected Domestic Violence
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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) ESPN commentator and sports writer Jay Mariotti was arrested over the weekend following an alleged "domestic incident" with his girlfriend.

Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Dept. says the 51-year-old was released from jail Saturday on $50,000 bail after being booked on an undisclosed felony charge earlier that morning.

Los Angeles Police Dept. sources told The Los Angeles Times Mariotti and his girlfriend exchanged harsh words at a club in Santa Monica after he suspected his girlfriend was flirting with another man.

The couple left the club, but the cash allegedly continued at their Venice-area apartment.

During the alleged altercation, Mariotti reportedly pushed, shoved, and grabbed his girlfriend leaving marks on her arms, says The Los Angeles Times.

When police arrived at the apartment, Mariotti's girlfriend had reportedly suffered cuts and bruises.

Mariotti is a panelist on the ESPN show "Around the Horn" and regularly writes for, a website owned by AOL.

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