Posts Tagged ‘Jay Mariotti’

Jay Mariotti is such a scumbag

May 12, 2011

 IN DEADSPIN.COM PHOTO, JAY MARIOTTI SHOWN WITH HIS DOMESTIC ABUSE/STALKING VICTIM

Former newspaper columnist and ESPN “Around the Horn” commentator Jay Mariotti may be looking at some serious jail time. Mariotti has been charged in California with felony stalking and an assault on a former girlfriend. These are new charges. Mariotti had previously been convicted of assaulting the same woman in a jealous rage last year.

In one city where Mariotti’s used to write a column, the Chicago Tribune gleefully reported on Mariotti’s latest legal problems. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Roger Ebert ripped into Mariotti in 2008 when he left the paper. Ebert literally wrote, “On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.” He hilariously called the piece “Jay the Rat.”

Mariotti is out today proclaiming his innocence on the latest charges. He says the stalking charges are “lies.”

MOST HATED WRITER IN SPORTS JOINS TWITTER

October 7, 2010

Convicted woman beater/columnist Jay Mariotti is apparently unemployed. The Huffington Post and other media outlets are reporting that Mariotti appears to have made some type of announcement about joining Twitter on Wednesday.

Mariotti, the former controversial writer with the Chicago Sun-Times, appears to have lost his Fanhouse.com column and his ESPN “Around the Horn” gig after pleading guilty to striking his former girlfriend in the face with a closed fist.

Mariotti is such a dick he got ultra-nice-guy Roger Ebert to write a column where he literally said, “On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass,” when Mariotti left the Sun-Times.

Mariotti Tweeted about retiring as a columnist.

JAY MARIOTTI NOW A CONVICTED WOMAN BEATER

September 30, 2010

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JAY MARIOTTI: SANCTIMONIOUS DOUCHE ADMITS TO BEATING WOMAN

Former Chicago Sun-Times and Fanhouse.com columnist Jay Mariotti has pleaded no contest to one count of domestic violence count of misdemeanor battery in California. In exchange, the remaining six counts of domestic violence against him will be dropped.

Mariotti reportedly received three years probation and 40 days of community service.

WHITE SOX/BULLS OWNER JERRY REINSDORF HILARIOUSLY CALLS WRITER JAY MARIOTTI A “PISSANT”

August 28, 2010

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JAY MARIOTTI SCANDAL!!

August 22, 2010

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JAY MARIOTTI: “HE’S DONE” AT ESPN ACCORDING TO ONE SOURCE

The blogosphere is going to go NUTS over this. The Internet’s LEAST favorite old newspaper columnist just got busted in L.A. on domestic violence charges.

Jay Mariotti, currently of AOL Fanhouse and formerly a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, was arrested last night in southern California on felony domestic assault charges after an alleged altercation where he “left bruises” on his girlfriend. He posted $50,000 bail.

The website SPORTSbyBROOKS quotes a source as saying Mariotti is “done” at his ESPN tv job if the charges are true. Various sports blogs have been gleefully pounding Mariotti all day.

JAY MARIOTTI IS OFFICIALLY A LIAR

August 10, 2009

 

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The website SPORTSbyBROOKS is reporting as fact what has been rumored for over a month. Former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti will begin working full time at the crosstown Chicago Tribune after September 1st.

Mariotti famously declared newspapers dead and took a job at AOL/Fanhouse as an Internet columnist last year. So much for that position. If SBB is right, Mariotti’s NEWSPAPER deal takes effect the day his non-compete with the Sun-Times ends. That’s got to gall several of Mariotti’s former co-workers. Legendary Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert dragged himself from his sickbed last year to write a column entitled “Jay the Rat.” Ebert mercilessly torched Mariotti in an open letter concluding, “On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.”

Michael Cooke, Mariotti’s former editor at the Sun-Times put out a press release following Mariotti’s departure that contained the line:

 

“We wish Jay well and will miss him-not personally of course…”

 

DESPISED COLUMNIST MAKES INTERNET DEBUT

January 5, 2009

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JAY MARIOTTI

After three months of unemployment, former newspaper columnist and ESPN personality Jay Mariotti has returned.

Mariotti made his debut today as a columnist with AOL Fanhouse. The article is Mariotti’s usual self-serving diatribe but is unique in that it has absolutely NOTHING to do with sports. Instead, it’s an attempt by Mariotti to rationalize his petulant departure from the Chicago Sun-Times.

When Mariotti left the Sun-Times (where he had worked for 17 years) he was in the unique position of being hated by athletes, his co-workers, and readers alike. Esteemed Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert called Mariotti a “rat” and suggested,“On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.”

Ironically, Mariotti has been absolutely eviscerated on the web on sites like Deadspin, SPORTSbyBROOKS, With Leather and The Big Lead. Mariotti says he left Chicago beacause newspapers are a “dying” industry and the internet is the future of sportswriting. He may be right, but there will be some newspapers around longer than there will be an AOL.

LEGENDARY FILM CRITIC RIPS JAY MARIOTTI A NEW ONE

August 28, 2008

ROGER EBERT

Among the multitudes dancing on the grave of former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti is the paper’s longtime movie critic Roger Ebert. Ebert has some advice for Mariotti. “On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.” Literally.

In a column entitled “Jay the Rat” Ebert writes:

 

Dear Jay,

What an ugly way to leave the Sun-Times. It does not speak well for you. Your timing was exquisite. You signed a new contract, waited until days after the newspaper had paid for your trip to Beijing at great cost, and then resigned with only an email. You saved your explanation for a local television station.

As someone who was working here for 24 years before you arrived, I think you owed us more than that. You owed us decency. The fact that you saved your attack for TV only completes our portrait of you as a rat.

Newspapers are not dead, Jay, although you predicted the death of the Sun-Times and the Tribune. Neither paper will die any time soon.

Job-hunting tip: It is imprudent to go on TV and predict the collapse of a newspaper you might hope would hire you. Times are hard in the newspaper business, and for the economy as a whole. Did you only sign on for the luxury cruise? There’s an old saying that you might have come across once or twice on the sports beat: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Newspapers are not dead, Jay, because there are still readers who want the whole story, not a sound bite. If you only work on television, viewers may get a little weary of you shouting at them. You were a great shouter in print, that’s for sure, stomping your feet when owners, coaches, players and fans didn’t agree with you. It was an entertaining show. Good luck getting one of your 1,000-word rants on the air.

The rest of us are still at work, still putting out the best paper we can. We believe in our profession, and in the future. And we believe in our Internet site, which you also whacked as you slithered out the door. I don’t know how your column was doing, but we have the most popular sports section in Chicago. The reports and blog entries by our Washington editor Lynn Sweet have become a must-stop for millions of Americans in this election year.

After a recent blog entry I wrote about the Beijing Olympics, I woke up at 5 a.m. one morning, when North America was asleep, and found that 40 percent of my 100 most recent visitors had been from China. I don’t have any complaints about our Web site. So far this month my Web page page has been visited from virtually every country on earth, including one visit from the Vatican City. The Pope, no doubt. Hope you were doing as well.

You have left us, Jay, at a time when the newspaper is once again in the hands of people who love newspapers and love producing them. You managed to stay here through the dark days of the thieves Conrad Black and David Radler. The paper lost millions. Incredibly, we are still paying Black’s legal fees.

I started here when Marshall Field and Jim Hoge were running the paper. I stayed through the Rupert Murdoch regime. I was asked, “How can you work for a Murdoch paper?” My reply was: “It’s not his paper. It’s my paper. He only owns it.” That’s the way I’ve always felt about the Sun-Times, and I still do. On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.

Your former colleague,

Roger Ebert

GREATEST PRESS RELEASE EVER!

August 28, 2008

The website Awfulannouncing.com has obtained a copy of a press release written by Chicago Sun-Times Editor in Chief Michael Cooke regarding the departure of despised columnist Jay Mariotti:

 

Release from the Sun-Times

August 27, 2008

Chicago Sun-Times Editor in Chief Michael Cooke issued the following statement today regarding the resignation of sports columnist Jay Mariotti:

The Chicago Sun-Times had the best sports section in the city before Jay Mariotti came to town — that’s why he signed up with us — and his departure does not change that.

We still have the stars — respected veterans such as Rick Telander, fiery newcomers such as Greg Couch, quirky voices like Carol Slezak, not to mention seasoned beat reporters tracking the Cubs and White Sox toward their eventual collision in the World Series, plus the Bears, the Bulls, the Blackhawks, and all the other teams that make Chicago the sports center of the nation. We could have a World Series in Chicago in a couple of months … talk about excitement!

The Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com will continue to have the scores and the stories before anyone else, anywhere, and the deepest and most comprehensive stats and standings. We wish Jay well and will miss him — not personally, of course — but in the sense of noticing he is no longer here, at least for a few days.

A paper, like a sports franchise, is something that moves into the future. Stars come and stars go, but the Sun-Times sports section was, is and will continue to be the best in the city.

 

JAY MARIOTTI QUITS JOB SAYS NEWSPAPERS ARE DYING

August 27, 2008

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Universally despised Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti abruptly quit his job yesterday. The controversial columnist, best known for his appearances on the ESPN tv show “Around the Horn,” had been with the paper since 1991.

Mariotti says he realized while covering the Olympics in China this month that sports journalism has become “entirely a Web site business.” Mariotti added that people at both Chicago papers are “hanging on for dear life” and says his next job will probably be online.

Although the fact that Mariotti made those comments to the Chicago Tribune (the Sun-Times chief competitor) makes you wonder if there isn’t more to this story.

Mariotti has become somewhat of a disdained figure on the internet. Sites like Deadspin.com regularly ridicule Mariotti for writing critical comments about players and coaches yet refusing to set foot in a locker room to confront those he writes about.

Mariotti’s feud with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is legendary.

 

WHITE SOX MANAGER OZZIE GUILLEN CELEBRATES JAY MARIOTTI’S DEPARTURE