ESPN radio host Ryen Russillo was arrested early Wednesday for criminal entry in Wyoming.
Russillo was arrested at 3:45 a.m. MT by the Jackson, Wyo., police, the Sporting News confirmed. Criminal entry is a misdemeanor in Wyoming, with maximum punishments of six months in jail and a $750 fine.
Officers responded to a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. about a “highly intoxicated male who was refusing to leave,” according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide. They found Russillo in a condo bedroom with “bloodshot eyes and slurred speech,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz told the News & Guide.
Russillo was found naked, with his pants around his ankles, according to the News & Guide.
“He was obviously intoxicated and the only thing he said was that he was getting his stuff,” according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the News & Guide.
Schultz said Russillo didn’t force entry into the condo, and the residents weren’t sure if they had locked the doors. Russillo thought he might be staying at the condo, police said, but didn’t know where he was at the time.
An employee at the Teton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Sporting News that Russillo was being held there on behalf of the Jackson police department.
Russillo is currently the host of “The Russillo Show” on ESPN News and ESPN radio. Danny Kanell had been his co-host on the show, but Kanell was part of the massive ESPN layoffs in April.
Russillo became a well-known sports radio figure working on Scott Van Pelt’s ESPN radio show, which eventually became the “SVP and Russillo Show.” He has previously worked on several ESPN radio shows.
Russillo also has made regular appearances on Comcast SportsNet New England and previously worked for Sporting News radio.