An update on the Jay Mariotti incident we referenced earlier this morning. An eyewitness source files the following report:

It was indeed Mariotti, and it was Rick Telander who walked up to Jay, and said "Can we talk?" Telander insists that's all he said. Mariotti called for security, who essentially told him that unless a hand is laid on someone, they will do nothing to defend him.

Mariotti spent the bulk of the rest of the game in the press-box lunchroom, on his cellphone.

We can't imagine how much Telander must want to kill the guy. You can probably find a spot in the newsroom, likely when he's filming "Around The Horn." Does the Sun-Times have its own security in the newsroom? We doubt newspapers can afford such luxuries.

The Jay Mariotti Chronicles Continue [Deadspin]