Picture: Jay Mariotti’s Girlfriend..Plus Witness Account of Assault
Deadspin is responsible for tracking down the picture above of Mariotti’s Girlfriend. Her face is blurred and name is being withheld out of privacy.
As you can see she is younger and blonde (if you had my Iphone APP would have already known this via the BSO Drama Report).
Deadspin also tracked down the person who made the 911 call and got a first hand account of what happened that night. Here is what he had to say:
“I was down there, outside across the street in my car picking up a girl at the end of the night. While i waited i saw a couple having an argument. I first thought it was a bad blind date that was having a kiss goodbye stalemate…but as i watched it unfold I could tell something bad was going to go down. It got heated fast. He was boxing her out every time she tried to get around him. He was d-ing her up like Gary Payton. He mirrored every side step she made. When my girl got in the car i told her we had to wait to make sure he didn’t do anything to the woman. I honked my horn at one point as to say “Hey someone is here watching you” as an escalation deterrent and once that didn’t work i was pretty sure the cops were going to be needed.
“She punched her code to get into the lobby of her building…and when she did that he fired the door open and followed her in..and that’s when it began. Lucky for me her lobby was a giant glass one so i could continue to see everything that was going on when they went inside.”
This is the lobby:
“She sat on a couch and he grabbed her by the hair and whipped her around a bit — ripped something out of her ear and shoved her around. With those actions I told my girl to call the cops and i went to the trunk of my cart to get my black wiffle ball bat to try and put the fear of god in him…but before i could do so he fired her into the elevator and they disappeared. Being the resourceful guy I am, I went up to the door and found out what floor they stopped at so i could relay that info to the cops. I’ll tell you this much. the guy has a serious rage problem…[H]e was ripping stuff off the walls and firing it in the lobby too. some papers or something. i guess to show how macho he was.”
The tipster might want to take up a career in journalism he has a creative way with words (he “D” her up like Gary Payton is classic).
If you are to believe him (and with stuff like this you always have to be worried about someone exaggerating what they saw) it just confirms that Mariotti just isn’t a creep in the world of media, but he is an evil human being that needs to be under the jail.
But lets wait for all the facts to come out before we start calling him Ike Turner.
What we do know though was the altercation was serious enough that there was a $50,000 bail, so it should be taken seriously and Mariotti should be treated like anyone else accused of a serious crime.
No one can protect him now.