Jay Mariotti charged with felony assault and stalking

Former ESPN personality Jay Mariotti has been charged with three counts of felony — stalking, domestic violence and assault — and two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order. The charges stem from an incident when he confronted his ex-girlfriend the same day a court ordered him to stay away from her.

He has since pleaded not guilty to the charges, but could face up to five years in state prison, if convicted.

According to the prosecutors. Mariotti not only confronted his ex-girlfriend after being ordered not to, but also became violent with her and allegedly pulled a chunk of her hair out and grabbed her cellphone, while instigating a loud verbal argument.

This news just adds more fuel to the fire against Mariotti. Since his initial arrest back in August of 2010, Mariotti has seen a significant drop in fame and work. Although he was able to avoid some serious jail time in that case, he did end up paying a hefty $50,000 bond and was subsequently let go from the ESPN network.

Since that time, the loud mouth talking head has been extremely low key, up until these recent charges were announced. He is set to appear in front of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz on June 1 and will likely be looking at the end of his sports writing career.

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