‘Teen Mom OG’ Dad Ryan Edwards Explains His Latest Arrest: “I Messed Up”

“It was all a ding-dang misunderstanding, I tells ya!”

Ryan Edwards is speaking out for the first time since his July arrest.

The Teen Mom OG dad was released from jail last week, after spending seven days behind bars following his arrest on July 23.

In an interview with E! News, Ryan attempted to explain why he was arrested, stating that it was all a “misunderstanding.”

“I got a speeding ticket and while I was pulled over, it came up that I was in violation of my probation because the community service [I was required to do] had not been completed,” Ryan told E! News. “I didn’t do all of it.

“I went to jail for not doing all of my community service,” he continued. “It’s not that I wasn’t taking the community service seriously, it’s just that we have so much going on, I didn’t realize the deadline had passed. It was just a misunderstanding. I thought I had more time.”

The Ashley can confirm that Ryan, did, in fact, get a speeding ticket the day he was arrested.

Ryan admitted that it was his own fault he was thrown behind bars.

“I take full accountability,” he said. “I messed up, but I’ve had a chance to get organized and fix the situation.”

“It was all an organizational malfunction! I swear!”

Ryan insisted that his latest arrest had nothing to do with his substance abuse issues.

“It was the fact that I got pulled over and had not completed my community service. The only drug related charge was the original one from two years ago, from before I went to rehab. There is nothing new that is drug-related,” Ryan said.

As The Ashley previously reported, Ryan was given six months of probation and will be required to serve five public work days as a result of his July arrest.

“I’ll be done six months from now,” Ryan told E! News, adding that he can’t begin his community service assignment until he recovers from a recent injury. (He says suffered a broken ankle after tripping over his dog.)

Ryan’s trusty wife, Mackenzie, also gave a statement to E! News, stating that she has his back, no matter what.

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“Ryan is my husband,” she said. “Yes, he’s made some mistakes but we are moving past them. He has my full support.”

Mackenzie is due to give birth to Ryan’s second child soon, and, as long as he doesn’t get hauled into jail again, it looks like Ryan should be present for the birth.

“Jail was slow,” he told E! News. “The days were long. It was really hard to be away from my family. Without a doubt it was a learning experience.”

As The Ashley previously reported, Ryan and Mackenzie are no longer filming for ‘Teen Mom OG.’

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31 Responses

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3109725/

    Here’s why Ryan is fat and why him being fat points to him not being sober.
    Not to mention mtv kicked him because he wasn’t sober and Maci didn’t want Bentley seeing it. They wouldn’t have if they thought he was really sober. He just buys suboxone from them and pretends he has an rx when he doesn’t tho he admitted that to Dr. Drew last time anyway. He’s not clean.

  2. Opiate addicts tend to be fat due to only eating sugar, opiates make your brain and body crave sugar badly google it if you want. He’s not sober lmao he’s fatter because he’s using heroin even more now and mtv wouldn’t have licked him off if there was even a chance he was sober but everyone knows he isn’t so they did for Maci so their son wouldn’t have to go back and see their dad choosing drugs over them on tv

  3. My bro is on the straight and narrow. What a champion, clean and sober. A minor community service issue, who hasn’t had those.

  4. If you are ordered Comminuty service, why wouldn’t you spend the first couple weeks getting it done? Is it THAT hard for any of these cast members to hav a job?!? A full time job, and he would of finished in a work week. It’s not an excuse. He will most likely blame the new baby on not completing the new hours given to him. Excuses..

  5. Where’s the misunderstanding? Nothing was misunderstood in the arrest. Ryan got drunk or high every day he could have been doing community service and didn’t do it. Ryan’s such a busy guy lmao!! He doesn’t have any responsibilities and doesn’t take care of his own child.

    1. It can also mean they’ve switched their drug of choice, that they’re doing all they can to maintain what appears to be a healthier lifestyle so they don’t “look like an addict”, or even that someone else is making certain they eat. Those are all far more typical than sobriety to cause an addict to gain weight before he/she has reached a full year sober. Sobriety induced weight gain takes quite a bite more time to really take hold.

      I work with addicts, I’ve done so for nearly two decades. Though the drug(s) of choice make a difference too, I have never seen a single one with rapid weight gain (that isn’t medically induced). Most will have a steady weight return, not really considered a gain, after a full year of sobriety once the body has had the chance to return to semi-normal functionality sans the drug of choice. An addict with 4+ years of addiction under his/her belt, is going to take even longer. One of the other possibilities, or even a combination, is far more likely.

      1. That’s weird because every episode of Intervension I’ve seen the usually appear fuller in the face within a month or two. Because the drugs often cause you to not eat and look gaunt. And he’s suposedly (though I doubt it) been sober for close to a year.

        1. Again, there can be all kinds of reasons that cause an addict to gain weight back that have nothing at all to do with sobriety (medications to combat issues addiction caused,just eating in general which is something most addicts don’t do on the regular, but addicts pretending to be sober absolutely WILL do). Sobriety in and of itself doesn’t cause immediate weight gain. Sobriety lends to a slow return of weight as the body heals.

          I’m not sure I’d use a tv show as some kind of benchmark but if you’re going to, you need to take everything into consideration too. In all of those cases, including those who relapse(which is very common) it is not the sobriety itself that causes weight gain.People tend to use “he/she’s looking healthier/more plump”, as an indication that someone is sober. That’s a really, really bad way to determine that. Addicts can, absolutely, return to a relatively healthy appearance, and still be using. It happens all the time, especially addicts that have to seem as if they are sober-for whatever reason.

          Anyone that actually believes he’s been sober for a year..I’ve got some ocean front property in Indiana, super cheap, you’ll love it!

  6. Am I the only one wondering how he managed to wince thru the pain of a broken ankle without pain killers? The last thing a “recovering” addict needs is prescription drugs and I highly doubt he’s walked this one off (no pun intended) without any pain meds. So even if this last arrest wasn’t drug related, according to Rhine and Co., I see a public relapse in 3,2,1…

  7. I worry about Ryan. It’s pretty clear he is not taking any of his very serious issues seriously. At the end of the day, the truth always comes out. He will either get better and get his life together, or he won’t. Either way, time will tell. Leah had some substance about issues in the past that many were doubtful she overcame, but with time even the harshest critics eventuallly conceded that she was doing well for herself. If Ryan is still using, it’s not a question of IF, but simply WHEN, it will come to light. And if he is truly on the path to recovery, eventually that will be clear. I have my own opinions about where he is heading but truly wish him the best.

  8. I’m shocked! A cop in Tennessee actually followed through on a warrant AND issued a speeding ticket to him? Well I’ll be darned ?

  9. Busy doing what? He doesn’t have a job and they aren’t filming anymore. His wife works but he can’t? Tripped over the dog, huh? I doubt that. He probably got beat up in jail bonding with Bubba!

  10. Mackenzie really thinks we have no idea how much we see through her. It’s actually hilarious how stupid she thinks everyone is. I know for a fact that she instructs Ryan on what to say every time he screws up. She cares more about what the public thinks about him and their marriage then actually trying to fix the problem. That’s why they always release a statement every time something happens (something he NEVER did before she came into the picture). Mack, getting knocked up by this guy and lying to people will not change a thing. He will keep using and he will keep cheating on you.

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