Jay Mariotti Wants LeGarrette Blount In Jail

February 18th, 2011

This is a couple of days old and Joe debated not using it at all because Joe was hesitant about giving a couple of lunkheads any more traffic than they deserve.

Shamed sports columnist Jay Mariotti, but for a few weeks ago a celebrated talking head among BSPN’s stable of shining star sycophants, appeared on a podcast hosted by attention starved Jason Whitlock to rant about many things.

Among the subjects Mariotti talked about was how Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount should be in prison.

Seems that Mariotti was still incensed that Blount went wilding one night after his Oregon Ducks lost to Boise State and tried to fight the world, an episode that everyone but the moralists who love to preach from ivory towers have put behind them.

What makes this statement by Mariotti, documented by Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com, so unbelievably outrageous is that Mariotti copped to a plea for ragdolling his girlfriend that resulted in a felony charge of domestic violence.

To Joe’s knowledge, Blount was never charged with anything in relation to the incident in Boise.

Yeah, punching a football player — who likely started the incident with an inflammatory comment — on the field of play should result in a prison sentence yet throwing a woman against a wall and slapping her around (allegedly), isn’t enough to keep one from walking the streets like a law-abiding citizen?


Full disclosure: Joe has read and heard all sorts of horror stories about Mariotti, but in Joe’s one lone professional encounter with the guy, he couldn’t have been kinder to Joe. Long story short, Joe was working at the time — in Tampa no less — for MLB Advanced Media, which Joe still freelances for from time to time.

Joe had never met Mariotti prior but knew of him and his work. After chatting with Mariotti about smalltalk related to a story both of us were working on, Mariotti gave Joe a phone number of one of his sources in Chicago who Joe reached out to and Joe had a kickass story that made national headlines.

This would not have happened if not for Mariotti’s kindness.

So while Joe may have a clouded view of Mariotti, this nonsense about how Blount should be spending time in a cage is frankly beyond the pale and Mariotti should at least force some shame upon himself and clam up.

If anyone should be doing time, it’s Mariotti, not Blount.

Oh, and memo to Whitlock: If the Pro Football Hall of Fame is such a horrible, corrupt outfit, you have a variety of choices. The first would be ignore it. It’s their Hall; their rules. Deal with it.

The second option would be to start your own football Hall of Fame (like what Ted Williams did) where you can induct whoever the hell you please, file the business as a non-profit with the feds, charge admission and give yourself a six-figure salary as the executive.

But that would mean actually solving a grievance, which would prevent you from b!tching like a woman at that time of the month thereby preventing your name from being included in all sorts of stories detailing your rage and putting your mug on TV for a variety of interviews.

It’s one thing to have legitimate gripes while striving to resolve any issues and quite another to be an attention whore.

26 Responses to “Jay Mariotti Wants LeGarrette Blount In Jail”


    At least LGB hit a man…

  2. oar Says:

    I agree! Mariotti is worthless DNA!

  3. OB Says:

    There was no good in either hit.

    Domestic violence is always wrong, you just have to walk away from the name calling or other hot buttons.

    Unless the comment is recorded, you can’t prove it so the hitter is always the loser, ask Blount. He has gone through hell over his actions and I believe he is a smart man so he knows better next time, he has too much to lose and Josh and the rest of the team would kick his rear end. The fact that he jumps over people indicates that he is not all violence.

  4. aldo Says:

    hey, i wanna punch him so badly but thats not a chance either, he now can be pleased

  5. Bucnjim Says:

    If that were the case they would have to arrest every Hockey player who ever put on a uniform. Not to mention every hot head batter who charges the mound on inside pitches. Fighting has been a part of sports for decades and will always be an accepted part of each game. Football is one of the most violent so it would not be unusual for a player who instigates to get a shot up side the head.

  6. John Says:

    he should be arrested for that hair style he has going on in that picture.

  7. oar Says:

    Don’t forget boxing! LOL!

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    I’ve watched the incident with Blount numerous times. The Boise state Player walks up and talks trash after the game is over, and Blount knocks him down. Shouldn’t even have been an incident. If the Bouse state player didn’t wanna get hit, and wasn’t man enough to back up what he says, he shoulda shut up! Why is there no accountability for the people who start problems anymore?? If an idiot is running his mouth on a football field, you can knock him out- it’s a man’s game.
    Mariotti is in the spotlight. He should be smarter than to bring that up again, unless he wants to relive his cowardly woman beating. That’s waaaaay worse than punching out another trained athlete. Come on Jay – don’t be such a big pu##y!!

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Why are my comments being blocked?

  10. James Pearls Says:

    he DOES have a point, surely it must be illegal to jump people like blount does..?

  11. Joe Says:


    Why are my comments being blocked?

    No idea. Don’t see any waiting for moderation.

  12. Joe Says:


    For some reason (Joe has a hunch why) your comment was going straight to the spam filter. Are you using a different computer perhaps? Generally that won’t cause comments to go straight to the spam folder though.

  13. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    aldo Says:
    February 18th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    hey, i wanna punch him so badly but thats not a chance either, he now can be pleased


    Product of the Florida Public School System…

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nope, still on same IPhone- doesn’t say blocked- I hit submit, and they disappear . ???

  15. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yet, that went thru? Weird

  16. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Naughty words, Captain Tim? I have had them disappear for that before.

  17. Phil a '76 Buc Says:

    Perhaps Mariotti’s beat up his girlfriend because he can push around his BOYfriend.
    Just a thought.

  18. Joe Says:


    Joe dug it out of the spam filter.

    Joe has a pretty good idea why that went to the spam filter. You should be able to figure it out.

  19. Kyle Says:

    Every bsu player deserves to be punched but that’s because I went to the other, better Idaho school. It surprised me that hout, the bsu player was actually able to put together a sentence that blount could understand but what can you expect from a player for a school that produces some of the best truck drivers in the nation, I love blount, he punched my most hated college team and now plays for my favorite NFL team, blount is my hero and he will continue to be awesome

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    That picture of Mariotti should be on every box of disposable douche.

  21. rob Says:

    bucnjim has a great point… so if LGB should be in jail, so should Mario Lemieux, Sindey Crosby, Reggie Jackson, Lou Pinella, Albert Haynesworth (a cleated stomp in the face is much worse than a shove), Donald Brashear, and-oh, by the way, almost every middle school boy and even some girls. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t gotten into a shoving match at least once in their lives.

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    Sorry Joe, I thought I did the mandatory l
    ” letter changes” to keep me oughta trouble.

  23. eric Says:

    Obviously a mommas boy judging by the picture.

  24. Dean Says:

    I thought Mariotti was a chick,Whitlock is a d- bag!

  25. Patrick Says:

    That picture of Mariotti should be put on Waste Management vehicles

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You know Mariotti is wrong when even Thomas can’t go against a Bucs player!