Former Sun-Times Columnist Jay Mariotti Arrested

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    According to The Los Angeles Times:  ESPN personality and sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested overnight by Los Angeles police officers in the Pacific division.

    He was booked on suspicion of a felony, but officials would not provide further details.

    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 is a well-known sports commentator who can be seen on the ESPN show "Around the Horn." He also writes for a sports website called Fanhouse.com. Known for his outspoken views, he used to write a sports column for the Denver Post and the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

    [Updated at 9:30 a.m.: LAPD sources said Mariotti allegedly got into an argument with his girlfriend at a club in Santa Monica.

    The argument continued at the couple's apartment in Venice, where some type of physical altercation occurred. Police were called to the apartment, and Mariotti was arrested.