Even after getting good news in court last week, ESPN commentator Jay Mariotti continues to face repercussions from his recent arrest on domestic violence charges, the Los Angeles Times reports.
He will be arraigned Friday in the Los Angeles criminal courts building on seven misdemeanor counts including domestic violence with injury, two counts of domestic violence, one count of grand theft, one count of false imprisonment and one count of vandalism, according to the story.
Mariotti, who has been a regular on ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” could be sentenced to seven years in jail as each count carries the maximum penalty of a year behind bars, the story says.
Last week we reported that Mariotti had avoided felony charges when the Los Angeles County district attorney determined there was not enough evidence to warrant bringing those charges. But city prosecutors reportedly found sufficient evidence to charge Mariotti with the misdemeanors.
Mariotti’s troubles stem from an incident with his girlfriend that began at a Venice, Calif., club in which the couple got into an argument over her alleged flirting with another man. The argument then reportedly continued at their nearby home.