Three football players charged in Rees Street window smashing


Dave DeLuca/The Record and Buffalo State Athletics

Ryan Bauer, Jordan Rychcik and Stephen Smaldone have been charged with criminal mischief.


Three SUNY Buffalo State football players have been charged with criminal mischief stemming from vandalism that happened to a house on Rees Street last weekend.

Police charged Ryan Bauer, 20; Stephen Smaldone, 20; and Jordan Rychcik, 18.

At least four windows at a home on Rees Street were damanged by a golf club Sunday morning, according to Buffalo police.

Bauer and Smaldone were starting offensive linemen for the Bengals as juniors. Rychcik played junior varsity as a freshman.

“I am extremely disappointed,” Athletic Director and head football coach Jerry Boyes said in a statement. “The actions described in the Buffalo Police report do not reflect the values of our football program or the college. The student-athletes charged in this incident will be suspended from the team while the investigation continues. If found guilty, the student-athletes would be subject to additional discipline per team rules or removal from the program.”