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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: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:41 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Needs call last year's coach Tom Cable for lawyer referral.  



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:02 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

It'll be interesting to see what happens, since deportation (he's Polish) is an option.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 10:01 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Only the Raiders would take a placekicker in the 1st round.


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:51 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:48 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

The big question is...............is he playing this week or do I need to get another kicker already??



Since: Mar 3, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:46 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Very Funny. I laughed and almost spit up my morning coffee.
Raider Fan in Los Angeles



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:15 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

He has been listening to Prodigy's "Smack my bitch up" apparently.



Since: Jan 8, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 9:12 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

5 * post dude.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 8:52 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Sea bass has been doing his part to butch up the reputation of NFL kickers, but unfortunately drunk driving and violent acts especially against women ain't gonna do it. Somebody should give him a 63 yard kick in the @ss.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 7:25 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

September 2010.  One year ago.


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