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Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski Charged With Misdemeanor Battery, False Imprisonment

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski finds himself in some hot water due to a year-old incident in Walnut Creek. Janikowski is being charged with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment, which surrounds an incident that took place September 24, 2010. Syrena Nicholson filed the charges but there is no other information available on the specifics other than her claim that Janikowski "did unlawfully violate (her) personal liberty" and "did willfully and unlawfully use force and violence upon (her) person."

Janikowski was not arrested at the time and Raiders officials were aware an incident had allegedly taken place. Attorneys handled a pre-trial conference on Thursday while the Raiders prepared to travel east to face the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.

This is not Janikowski's first run-in with the law, but Seabass has generally stayed out of the news for much of his time with the Raiders. Janikowski was arrested four times while in college at Florida State, with three of the incidents involving bar fights. He pled no contest to one incident, was acquitted of another and had charges dropped on the third.

Janikowski was involved in three incidents between 200 and 2003, but has since avoided any trouble, or at least news about any trouble. It remains to be seen what will come of these charges, although based on Raiders chief executive Amy Trask, this is old news.

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