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Jay Mariotti Ordered to Stand Trial on Stalking and Assault Charges
Former sports columnist and ESPN loudmouth Jay Mariotti must stand trial in defense of multiple felony charges filed by an ex-girlfriend stemming from an incident in April outside a Venice restaurant, an L.A. Superior Court judge ruled on Tuesday.
During the preliminary hearing, Mariotti's attorney Scott Holley contested that the woman was wearing hair extensions. Which, as Deadspin puts it: "is a little like saying that punching your girlfriend in the boob isn't so bad if it's fake."
Mariotti is due in court on July 12. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted on all counts.