Former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti wants to get back to work, “but will anyone hire him?” asks Ed Sherman. “He still has that domestic violence incident with a former girlfriend that derailed his career. It hangs out there, regardless of what Mariotti claims really happened.”
Why isn’t he back to work on a full-time gig? Is it because of his own choice, or because nobody has called? Or nobody has called with the right offer?
Say what you will about him, Mariotti is a gifted writer and a polarizing figure who can command the room. But will a large entity give him another chance?
Mariotti is awaiting your call.
* Will Jay Mariotti ever land another big-time gig? (shermanreport.com)
* Jay Mariotti: Why I still love sports writing (chicagosidesports.com)
* Earlier: Ebert lashes out at Mariotti for saying newspapers are dead (suntimes.com)