It’s Official: Jay Mariotti Is A Two-Faced, Lying Member of The Print Media Once Again
Well that didn’t take long. After railing against print media and how its dying, Mariotti left the Sun-Times to take his lucrative gig at AOL Fanhouse and focus more on his awful, awful appearances on ESPN’s Around the Horn. Apparently he thinks that he can save print media from extinction, however, since he is now returning to it in the form of a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune:
I’ve learned that effective September 1, Mariotti will join the Tribune as a weekly columnist – this the same man who spent nearly two decades mocking the same venerable daily which now extends him a byline…Mariotti’s contractual non-compete clause with the Sun-Times officially expires at the end of August, one year after he quit his position. So you can expect his ink-jetted invective to begin emanating from the Tribune in September.
This guy clearly has no shame. On the bright side, we can be sure he will provide plenty of fodder for Chicago sports bloggers and fans alike to rip on. I’m curious how (or if) he will try to explain that writing for the Trib is somehow not inconsistent with his earlier bullshit about print media dying (side note: it is dying, but that’s not the point). I hope he gets in another feud with Ozzie, that would be fun.
***UPDATE: Apparently the Tribune is denying these rumors, but I’ve got a gut feeling that Jay will be writing for the Trib in some form or another very soon. We’ll see how this plays out.