Sep 17, 2011 4:41 PM by Michael Macias

Oakland Raiders kicker charged with assault

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - The Contra Costa Times reports that Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been charged with assaulting a woman a year ago in Walnut Creek.
According to court records obtained by the newspaper, the woman said the 33-year-old player used force against her on Sept. 24, 2010, but she did not report what happened at the time. The paper says Janikowski was not arrested then, and he has been charged with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment.
Walnut Creek police Sgt. Lanny Edwards told The Associated Press on Saturday he had no information about the case. The District Attorney's office was closed.
The newspaper reported that attorneys for both parties had a pretrial conference Thursday and no trial date has been set. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 18 months behind bars and $3,000 fine.
On Monday night, Janikowski tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal in Oakland's opener.


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