Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/13/14

I've never been the type to beome so angry/disgusted with something or someone that I would write an angry letter to that entity voicing my displeasure.  (Obviously, I'd rather blog about it.)  So it's hard for me to understand the motivation in sending angry letters somewhere or to someone multiple times.  Improbable to imagine that same person going to such extremes as to be arrested for those threats.  Impossible to fathom the same circumstances happening again. And yet one Atlanta man, Evan Chaggaris, has plead guilty to mailing many threatening letters to ESPN for the second time.  From 2011-2012, he sent dozens of threats to both management and sportscasters in Bristol.  From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: "An Atlanta man pleaded guilty this week to mailing threatening letters to ESPN. And this wasn’t the first time. Evan P. Chaggaris, 42, waived his right to indictment with the guilty plea Wednesday, according to David B. Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Between September 2011 and June 2012, Chaggaris mailed approximately 24 handwritten letters to ESPN, according to court documents and court testimony. The letters contained threats to injure or kill certain ESPN personalities, Fein said."  The bizarre and somewhat troubling thing about this story is that Chaggaris has indeed previously been arrested for mailing threatening letters to ESPN.  In 2006 he was sentenced to 5 years of probation for sending tens of threatening calls and letters to Bristol.  That included a specific threat to an ESPN employee that he would "squash his bald head like a grape" and another that said "I’ll move up to Bristol or surrounding areas (and) hunt him down like an animal." Believe it or not, Chaggaris used to work in sports media as a sports talk radio host who had a brief stint at KGME in Phoenix, Arizona.  At the time of his first arrest, his public defender claimed Chaggaris suffered from a mental disturbance.  Additionally at the time Chaggaris "was ordered to continue mental health treatments and forbidden to watch any sports commentary on television" according to the AJC.  It might be easy to joke about this, but this is clearly not normal behavior and there are some serious mental health issues at hand for someone to continuously partake in this behavior. Chaggaris faces up to 5 years in prison and will be sentenced in July for his latest threats towards Bristol. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Adrian Peterson goes on social media rant regarding contract

Report: John Wall, friends kicked off plane in Las Vegas

Broncos OT Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL in practice

Report: Buffalo Sabres to hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Marc Trestman will make Joe Flacco a Pro Bowler

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Could Tyrod Taylor be the Buffalo Bills’ savior?

Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau after five seasons

LeSean McCoy refuses to return Chip Kelly's calls

Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith are living together

Ex-Blue Devil tweeted Durham police pulled gun on him

Nick Saban gives Jim McElwain a ringing endorsement

Seattle Mariners: Back to .500

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

McElwain compliments Muschamp culture at UF, previous staff 'snakebit'

Montreal mayor to meet Manfred in hopes of getting a franchise back

Five things we'd like to see on 'Hard Knocks' with the Texans

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

President Obama answers NBA questions on Twitter

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning for ditching movie

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ronda Rousey upset with Bethe Correia for suicide comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

Bryce Harper on his breakout

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Brandon Marshall, Geno Smith are roommates

The Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

Bryce Harper on his breakout

WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Six moves that made the Warriors NBA title contenders

USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

The 3-point shot has become a divisive metaphor in the NBA

Corey Crawford is the weakest link for the Blackhawks

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.