ESPN's Ryen Russillo arrested on criminal entry charge

Ryen Russillo was arrested for criminal entry in Wyoming early Wednesday morning, after police were alerted to a “highly intoxicated” man who was refusing to leave a condo.

Two people were sleeping in Jackson, Wyo., when they heard someone enter their residence, according to Jackson Hole News & Guide. They asked the ESPN host to leave, but he did not. Police arrived shortly afterward and arrested him, the report said.

“Occupants pointed the suspect out who was found in a bedroom,” Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz told the publication, who added that Russillo didn’t know where he was and appeared “to have just walked in” the possibly unlocked condo.

“He couldn’t coherently answer any questions,” said Schultz, referring to Russillo as “intoxicated.”

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Russillo, 42, was reportedly taken into police custody at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday and being held in the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. He now has to post a bond and if he doesn’t, he’ll face a judge within 48 hours.

Criminal entry in Wyoming is a misdemeanor that’s punishable up to six months in prison or a $ 750 fine.

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Ryen Russillo has been at ESPN since 2006.

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Russillo had tweeted a photo from the West Coast this week when he shared a picture of Lava Lake in Montana.

He has been a part of ESPN Radio since 2006. From 2009-2015, Russillo co-hosted “The Scott Van Pelt Show” alongside Scott Van Pelt.

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When Van Pelt left for “SportsCenter” in 2015, Russillo paired up with Danny Kanell for “Russillo and Kanell” from 2015-2017.

Russillo survived the ESPN layoffs in April and May, but his radio partner did not. At the time, rumors were going around he was going to have a lesser role at the network, which he shot down immediately on the air.

ESPN has said it is “looking into the report.”

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