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Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:23 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Days after tying an NFL record, Janikowski was charged with battery. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson


UPDATE: Saturday, 9/17, via CBSSports.com's Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore -- Raiders CEO Amy Trask’s statement regarding a report by the Contra Costa Times that Sebastian Janikowski has been charged with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment against a woman: “This incident occurred over a year ago. Sebastian was not arrested, we were aware of this matter and this is not news.”

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In the Monday night season opener against the Broncos, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record when he converted a 63-yard field goal. On Friday, the Contra Costa Times reports that Janikowski was charged with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment against a woman that allegedly took place last year, according to Walnut Creek Superior Court documents.

While circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear, the alleged victim, Syrena Nicholson, alleges that the Raiders kicker "did unlawfully violate (her) personal liberty" and "did willfully and unlawfully use force and violence upon (her) person" on September 24, 2010, in Walnut Creek, a town of approximately 64,000 located 16 miles northeast of Oakland.

According to the Times, attorneys for both parties were in court Thursday for a pretrial conference. A trial date hasn't been set but charges against Janikowski could result in a maximum of 18 months in jail and a $33,000 fine.

More details via the Times:
Janikowski, 33, a native of Poland, was arrested four times between 1998 and 2000, during his time at Florida State University -- three times in connection with barroom altercations. He pleaded no contest to one charge, was acquitted on another and charges were dropped on the third.

He also was arrested for underage alcohol possession, to which he pleaded no contest and paid $215 in court costs.

The Raiders selected Janikowski in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft. Shortly before reporting to training camp, he was arrested in Tallahassee, Fla., for possession of the date-rape drug GHB. He was acquitted in 2001.

He was arrested for reckless driving in June 2002, and for DUI four months later. He pleaded no contest to the latter and received three years probation. In 2003 he was arrested after a fight outside a Walnut Creek restaurant. The charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.
The Raiders were traveling to Buffalo for Sunday's matchup with the Bills and were no immediately available for comment.

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Comments

Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 12:23 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

You morons can't even spell Polak right.  



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:53 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

These rich male athletes put themselves in stupid situations....and freakin gold diggers are sitting at the mine waiting.




Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:39 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Well, at least we know he's on the right team.



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Sometimes, you just need to suspend judgment. The charges against Janikowski are not proven facts yet, what is a proven fact is that this woman claims the incident took place a year ago. Something's weird here...they waited until the week after he kicked that 63-yarder? This week was the only time Janikowski was a relevent name in football. I'm getting the feeling this woman doesn't care about him being deported, just wants some money...



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Says barroom, not bathroom, unless there is another incident :0.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Jkow might be the worst person on the whole Raiders team. This is one of those times Goodell really needs to bring the hammer. This guy might be the worst person in Raider history now that I think about it, date rape drugs, bathroom altercations, false inprisonment.The guy should be done for the year and into next year minimum but he is just kicker and pro-bowl Qb so we'll see if Goodell is for real. It's obvious this guy needs to get a personality if he has to repeatly trick and abuse women to be with him. Sad when you know that with that much money women arn't hard to find.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Janikowski is such a pollack that he thinks he is black.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Coach Krzyzewski says he is innocent. He might be a little bias though. Laughing



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

"What are y'all complaining about!? This is the shortest rap sheet I've seen yet for a Pollock Tongue out.

I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say 6 people call me racist."


Hey d-bag, name another Polish athlete or everyday person for that matter with rap sheet.  Your not a racist just an ignorant dik bag. 



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Pollocks cant read english so they wont know what you are saying.

I wouldn't worry too much...LOL...hopefully people still have

a sense of humor.



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