TMZESPN host Ryen Russillo — who’s appeared on ESPN radio and TV since 2009 — was arrested in Wyoming for criminal entry … TMZ Sports has learned. We know 42-year-old Russillo was taken into custody on Wednesday and is still locked up as of the time of this post, according to officials. Details surrounding Russillo’s arrest are unclear. We’re working on it. Russillo currently has his own show on ESPNews — “The Ryen Russillo Show” — but he’s obviously not hosting today. Will Cain is filling in and announced he’ll be doing so the rest of the week. Ryen previously co-hosted the “SVP and Russillo” show on ESPN with Scott Van Pelt.
UPDATE: Russillo drunkenly passed out in a stranger’s bed … cops say. Long story short, cops were called to a home by the owner around 3:30 AM on Wednesday to report a strange man sleeping in one of the bedrooms. When cops arrived, they found Russillo who appeared to be hammered out of his face — “blood shot glassy eyes, very slurred speech and could not answer questions coherently, all signs of alcohol intoxication.” Cops say Russillo didn’t know where he was or where he was supposed to be staying. Officers also don’t believe he forced entry — and say he got in the house through a door that hadn’t been secured properly. He was charged with criminal trespass — and could face a $750 fine.
Not a good look for ESPN radio host Ryen Russillo, who got hammered drunk while visiting Wyoming, then apparently entered the wrong residence and passed out in a stranger’s bed. When police arrived, Ryen Russillo was so drunk he did not know where he was, or where he was staying. Russillo was arrested for criminal trespass, but he could be further disciplined by ESPN, who is owned by Disney and who are not happy when their talent make drunken asses out of themselves.
When I was on college a friend from home came to visit me, we got hammered and were at s bar talking to girls, and the next thing I know I could not find him. He never came home that night, so I assumed he went home with one of those girls, and I went to sleep. The next morning, I called him and asked where he was, he said “I’m on your couch.” I told him that was not possible, because I’m sitting on my couch, and it turned out that he had entered the wrong house up the street the night before and passed out on a random person’s couch. My friend is just lucky that the homeowner did not shoot him, thinking he was an intruder, and the same goes for Russillo.