Ryen Russillo, who is Scott Van Pelt’s ESPN radio co-host, was suspended by ESPN for an undetermined period of time following his Super Bowl incident with a Boston radio host. A couple readers on twitter noticed Russillo’s absence from SVP’s show over the last week, so I poked around at ESPN and one source said Russillo was suspended, but details are being kept private. A different source says Russillo was on scheduled vacation last week, leading me to believe he was suspended Monday and today. ESPN PR had no comment when asked about the suspension.
The night before the Super Bowl, Russillo nearly got into a fight with an old colleague, WEEI’s John Dennis. The two have a history dating back to their days in Boston, and each seemed eager to settle the score. Punches were never exchanged, but the incident spilled over to twitter the following day, when Russillo challenged Dennis to a fight (for charity!). Russillo deleted the tweets the following day.