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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 19, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Interesting, I actually do remember his rap sheet and have known he was a drunk from way back when the Raiders drafted him.  Did you know about Kerry Collins battles with fire water too?



Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:04 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.



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

your not a sports fan so u wouldnt know his longgg rap sheet dummie.. only racist here is you




Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

still as dumb as a block of granite i see.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

 Good Grief..... why in the world would you bring race into this?   This guy has always been a pain in the ass for the front office.  He plays for da Raiders ... they thrive on this crap.  He is a great kicker but he drinks too much and acts like a big dummy .. like most of us do when when have too much to drink.  



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

He's not black, so why even bring up the race card. That is what keeps racism going, WTF!




Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

If this was a black athlete, people would be saying all types of racist things.  I'm a sports fan, and I never even heard of him having a long rap sheet.  I wonder why.....



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Energizer or Durecell? 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Janikowski is definitely the Raiders kind of guy!!!  Just win baby!!!



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Just Win, Baby!!Cool


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