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UPDATE: ESPN Radio Personality Harry Teinowitz Charged w/ DUI

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(03/11) Be sure to read our latest update here.

(03/09) UPDATE -

ESPN 1000 suspended Harry Teinowitz, host of "The Afternoon Saloon," until Friday, according to the sports station.

The suspension comes after Teinwoitz, 50, and Skokie resident, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday around midnight.

ESPN would not comment on his suspension, but told the Sun-Times,“we at ESPN take this matter very seriously, and we decided it was best for him (Teinowitz) to address the situation directly with listeners, which he did on Tuesday."

(03/08) UPDATE -

After being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Skokie, ESPN radio host Harry Teinowitz apologized to his listeners during Tuesday's show of "The Afternoon Saloon."

Teinowitz told listeners that he made a "horrible mistake in judgement" and said he takes full responsibility for his actions.

"I let my family down, I let you guys, the listeners who I love down. I let the company I work for down and I am deeply sorry."

Teinowitz, a Skokie resident, was stopped on Saturday around midnight in the 3800 block of Greenwood Street for improper lane usage. It was later discovered that he was intoxicated and had a blood alcohol level of .131.

Check Skokie Patch soon for another update.

To listen to Teinowitz's apology, click here.

(03/07) Earlier -

You may know him from ESPN 1000’s hit radio show, "The Afternoon Saloon." 

Harry M. Teinowitz, 50, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Skokie on Saturday around midnight.

Teinowitz was driving his Nissan SUV near the 3800 block of Greenwood Street around midnight when he was stopped for improper lane usage, according to police.

He had a blood alcohol content level of .131, according to the report. Teinowitz was held on $1,000 bond and his license was taken away. His court date is March 23.  

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Teinowitz was kicked out from the White Sox clubhouse for inappropriate actions last May.

“We were trying to maintain a professional environment,” Sox spokesman Bob Beghtol told the Sun-Times.

Teinowitz did not appear on "The Afternoon Saloon" yesterday and was said to be off. Skokie police also said no new information is available at this time. 

Check Skokie Patch later for more details.

Emmanuel Slefo March 07, 2011 at 09:09 PM
NO WAY!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO HIM COMING BACK!
Skokie Mike March 07, 2011 at 09:38 PM
I listen to the show everyday and I'm not surprised. Him Mac, Eurko, and Carmen are all good guys, but they are also your regular bar type of guys. I bet this isn't the first time hes driven home a little smashed. Looking forward to him coming back on show tho. Sorry to hear this.
ZChicago March 08, 2011 at 04:37 AM
This guy is an idiot. He's not funny and the only reason I don't listen to the "Afternoon Saloon". I'm not sure why he's on the radio in the first place, if they need stats..just use google...it has a lot less annoying voice....and better jokes. Hopefully, he'll get fired and I can listen to ESPN in the afternoon again.
mark March 08, 2011 at 08:38 AM
Harry nearly ran us off the road after leaving a ESPN event in Naperville. I have seen him at several events and he always got drunk. He loves his tequila
Moke Siroqui March 08, 2011 at 02:30 PM
He really needs to g away. Has always been the guy who goes for the crassest joke. Been suspended before, is suspended now.
Kent Stable March 08, 2011 at 03:54 PM
This is the same dope who goes on air and talks about how much he hates stupid, irresponsible drivers! TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE JACKASS!
Bill March 08, 2011 at 08:17 PM
What a dope. Fire him and give the job to J.D. I know I will listen to show again.
Stu Pidasso March 13, 2011 at 08:28 AM
this guy is a whiner. He screwed up!! now it is time to pay the price... Luck evens out in the long run.

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