ESPN personality and former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested early this morning by Los Angeles police officers on suspicion of felony domestic assault, according to the L.A. Times.
Sources told the Times that Mariotti was angry with his girlfriend after he thought she was flirting with another man at a club in Santa Monica.
The argument continued at the couple’s apartment near Venice where Mariotti allegedly pushed and shoved the woman and grabbed her arm, leaving marks, the sources said.
According the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Web site, Mariotti was arrested by police in the LAPD’s Pacific Division at about 4:30 a.m. local time and booked into custody about an hour later.
The site said he was released on bond at about 12:10 p.m. California time. He had been held in police custody on $50,000 bail.
Los Angeles police media relations Officer Norma Eisenman confirmed that police from the department’s Pacific Division arrested Marrioti this morning regarding a domestic incident but declined to release other details.
Mariotti’s attorney, Deborah Yang, returned calls early Sunday but declined comment.