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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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BLOTTO2
Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:36 pm
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Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

She's a model too, well maybe not anymore depending what he did to her face.

Nice rap sheet the polish cannon is building on, lol.

Notice how often he's beaten charges. Ah, America land of the free and if you are rich and famous enough you can get away with anything including murder.

Raiders my fav AFC team so I hope he can beat this too. Time to pay off this bird you big polish dummy.






Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Yeah right a year later ... What a joke



Since: Sep 16, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

True Story: On my 21st birthday at FSU I went streaking down College Ave after jumping in Westcott fountain.  The police chased me on foot and right as they caught up to me and were about to arrest me in front of my fraternity house - Janikowski was in the middle of the street beating up a girl.  The police left me and went to free the girl from Janikowski shaking the sh!t out of her.  Thanks Janikowski - I am forever greatful. 



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Too easy! Punduits........have some fun with this.........fire away! Waiting for the first person to use the moniker "Polish Sausage" in their comments.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Yes, CBS, thank you for bringing up his underage drinking ticket.  That makes me think he committed this "henious" crime.  Get the actual injuries right on Sundays and stop with the silly "men are evil, let's grab a beer and watch the WNBA" mantra.  This is dumb and if you have even a little thing between your legs you'd understand that.  Dammit, sorry, we all need to be politcally correct and what I just wrote will hold the movement back a couple years.  Sorry.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

how tough are the Raiders?  even their kicker's a jerk....  lol



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Ah, leave Sea Bass alone. He just tied an NFL record. Apparently, he beats on his lady friends as hard as he beats on that football.  His rap sheet of beating up on females and other dudes obviously has trained him to beat on a football so hard that the dude tied, and will probably eventually break the longest FG in NFL history. Keep your anger on the field Sea Bass and continue to beat on that football solely!




Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

What a fool!



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

That's very unfortunate. What a shame.


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