This may or may not be news, but Bob Goldsborough of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE reports today that Jay Mariotti “has gone under contract to sell his four-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot house in Vernon Hills just weeks after placing it on the market for $655,000.”
The term “under contract” indicates that Mariotti today agreed to a price for the home with a potential buyer. Though unless the transaction is cash, the presiding bank will probably still have to sign off on the deal.
Since July 15, Mariotti had cut $45,000 off the asking price of his Chicago home. The last published price for the house before Mariotti found a buyer was $610,000.
I’ve no idea if this transaction is in any way related to Mariotti’s pending domestic assault charge in Los Angeles.
As I reported last Saturday, Mariotti moved to L.A. two months ago in an attempt to jumpstart his radio career on ESPN’s KSPN-AM affiliate in Los Angeles. He had hoped to co-host a morning show with Jalen Rose before the Lakers’ season was to launch.
ESPN has yet to issue a statement on Mariotti’s future status with the company. Likewise Mariotti’s other employer, AOL Fanhouse.