Todd Marinovich’ younger brother and another Syracuse University football player were arrested and charged with misdemeanor after they had broken into a sports equipment room.
Paul Chiara and Mikhail Marinovich were detained when they tried to run from Manley Field House early Sunday morning where they were drinking alcohol, and were chased down by Syracuse police and university public safety officers. According to the police the player broke a roll-up metal gate/window and the cylinder lock on the gate.
Later on Both were released on appearance tickets.
Marinovich, 20, is a freshman from San Clemente, Calif., who enrolled at Syracuse in January.
Chiara, 22, is a senior from Mountain Lakes, N.J. He has played tailback in his previous three seasons at Syracuse, but will get in a safety list for spring practice.
Todd Marinovich (older brother) has had several run-ins with the law, most of which have been related to his ongoing drug and sex problems. He was arrested in 1991, while still a student at USC, on charges of rape and substance abuse. In 1997 he was arrested on suspicion of growing marijuana and served three months in jail after pleading guilty. In April 2000, Marinovich was arrested for sexual assault, followed by a 2001 arrest on suspicion of heroin possession, which forced his exit from the Avengers.
Marinovich was arrested in a public bathroom in Newport Beach, California in May 2005, after being found with apparent drug paraphernalia and child pornography. He fled on a child's bicycle, but was caught a few blocks away. He gave his occupation as "unemployed artist" and "anarchist" on the police report, which stated that his pupils were dilated and his behavior "erratic." He was ordered to undergo six months of drug rehabilitation followed by six months of outpatient treatment as a result.
In August 2007, Marinovich was arrested and charged with felony drug possession and resisting a police order after being stopped for skateboarding near the Newport Beach, California Pier boardwalk, where skateboarding is forbidden by local ordinance. Marinovich ran away when officers tried to stop him. He was found hiding in a carport about six blocks away. He had a guitar case, and inside officers found about a gram of powdered methamphetamine, a metal spoon and a hypodermic needle, Sgt. Evan Sailor said. Marinovich was arrested and pleaded not guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of unauthorized possession of a hypodermic and resisting a police officer.
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