The BEVERLY HILLS COURIER reports this week that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has, “declined to pursue a criminal case against ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti, who was arrested last month on suspicion of domestic assault for allegedly roughing up his girlfriend.”
Mariotti’s case is not yet in the hands of the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.
The L.A. TIMES reported of the Mariotti arrest on August 21:
Mariotti allegedly pushed and shoved the woman. During the altercation, Mariotti grabbed her arm, leaving marks, the sources said.
Police were called to the apartment and found his girlfriend, who has not been identified, with cuts and bruises.
The decision by the L.A. County District Attorney to not pursue criminal charges against Mariotti means he will not face a felony charge for his August 21 arrest. Though the decision by the L.A. County District Attorney does not mean that Mariotti will not face misdemeanor charges from the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.
Mariotti is scheduled to appear in L.A. Superior Court on Sept. 17.