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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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

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Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

I wonder how many of these "incidents" that we are not hearing about?  How many didn't report because their inner voice had been on alarm and they went with the charming Sea Bass before the "UN-charming" Sea Bass arrived... They blamed themselves for not listening  tho that voice and hoping it wouldn't turn out ... the way it did.

And how many were paid off?  And how entitled would one  feel when you've had ALL THIS SMOKE - and few verified (by the legal system) fires?

Ladies, do yourself a favor.   You don't want a lout, a boor, a predator in your life.  Stay away, he aint the marryin' kind anyway.  The best case aint that great anyway.




Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:36 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

I was thinking the same thing ... really funny for a team with a nasty rep to even have your field goal kicker in with the rest of the Hoodlums. epic



Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 9:33 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

It's Polack you moron.  If you're going to call out someone on spelling, make sure you're spelling it right yourself.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:47 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Sorry but unless it's something serious, who cares.  I mean for every guy that makes millions playing a sport, there are millions of low life scum girls out there trying to get their cut by claiming said player grabbed them inappropriately etc etc.  This is a non story and honestly probably just another girl that dressed skanky to a bar to try to get her paycheck so she doens't have to go to work anymore.  In the end there will probably be a settlement and in 2 months another girl with brush up against another football/hockey/baseball player in a bar....and repeat story.  



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:25 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

He's always been a drunk. Not shocking.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 1:35 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

No one mentioned in this article that GHB is also commonly used to increase athletic performance.  I'm pretty sure Jani is an athlete.


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