Sports Radio Host Tony Rizzo Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges Over the Weekend
Tony Rizzo, 52, host of the Rizzo Show on Fox 8 on Sundays at The Really Big Show on EPSN Radio in Cleveland, was arrested at his Medina home on Friday night on charges of domestic violence.
Rizzo's wife, Catherine, called 9-1-1 while she was locked in the bathroom at 8:17pm on Friday, according to a Medina police report. Before choking and hitting her in the face, Catherine reports that the two had been drinking. She told the dispatcher:
"My husband is hurting me and he's very irate and I'm really scared."
Fox 8 was the first to report on the incident on Monday morning, stating:
"Tony Rizzo sent a text to Fox 8 News, in which he declined to comment on his arrest and the domestic violence allegations."
Rizzo was due to appear in Medina court on Monday.