Syracuse University Football Players Charged in Break-In

Two Syracuse University football players are accused of breaking into an equipment room.

Police arrested Paul Chiara and Mikhail Marinovich and charged them with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, following the break-in at Manley Field House early Sunday morning.

The 22-year-old Chiara is a senior from Mountain Lakes, N.J. He has played tailback but is being moved to safety for spring practice. The 20-year-old Marinovich is a freshman from San Clemente, Calif. He played last fall at Milford Academy, a prep school in New Berlin, N.Y. and enrolled at Syracuse in January.

Police say the players were drunk when they were chased down and arrested. They were released on appearance tickets.

Coach Greg Robinson issued a statement saying the matter will be handled internally.