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In News Likely Unrelated To His Abysmal Weekend, Jay Mariotti Sells Illinois Home

Earlier today, social pariah Jay Mariotti dumped something he should have gotten rid of long ago.

No, I’m not referring to his girlfriend (or presumably, his ex-girlfriend, unless she’s the kind of unfortunate woman who would find Charlie Sheen’s depraved methods of relationship maintenance charming). Nope, Chicago Breaking News has just reported that Mariotti has sold his palatial 4,200 square-foot, 10-room home in the posh Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills, which of course makes sense because Mariotti now spends most of his time getting charged with felonies in Los Angeles.

Mariotti appeared to be a motivated seller – retainers for criminal defense attorneys in LaLa Land can be pretty spendy – as he reduced the opening price of $665,000 twice, once 11 days after the original listing on July 15th to $614,500 on July 26th and then again to 610,000 just a day later. The home went under contract for sale on August 3rd. I cannot believe it took Mariotti this long to sell the house considering that the entire population of Chicagoland loathes the man.

Anyhoo, would you like a glimpse of how the “better” half live? Check out the description of his pad:

Built in 1993, the house has three baths, a two-story family room with a fireplace, a two-story foyer, a library with built-ins, a patio off the dining room, a deck off the family room, a master suite with a 22-foot-by-13-foot walk-in closet, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an island, a walk-in pantry and a granite bar.

I wonder if his library has many leather bound books in it. Nah, it probably is filled with old columns of his where he criticizes athletes who have had their own issues with domestic violence. Pot. Kettle. Natch.

Columnist Mariotti sells Vernon Hills home [Chicago Breaking Sports]
Archive: Jay Mariotti Decrying Domestic Violence [SPORTSbyBROOKS]