Pop some champagne and kiss a stranger on the street, because ESPN talking head and notorious asshole Jay Mariotti has been arrested and jailed in Los Angeles, where he was booked on suspicion of a felony offense. The L.A. Times says:
A source with knowledge of the case described it as a domestic disturbance charge involving his girlfriend. He was being held on $50,000 bail.
Mariotti’s legions of fans raced to Twitter to provide a groundswell of support for the columnist who makes Skip Bayless look sympathetic:
“I heard about Mariotti’s arrest and instantly heard the ‘clo-doink’ sound effect of Tony Reali taking points off his score.” — @edsbs
“I guess [Mariotti’s] taste for killing and eating babies finally caught up with him.” — @mattufford
“Seeing that Jay Mariotti was arrested is like finding a bicycle made of naked women under my Christmas tree.” — @MayorBurnsy
We’ll have more details on Monday. Until then, we wish Mr. Mariotti a long, sleepless weekend of violent prison anal gang rape. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.