Janikowski arrested after bar fight

Updated: September 22, 2003, 7:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Sebastian Janikowski will kick for the Raiders on Monday Night Football, ESPN's Ed Werder reports, despite reportedly being arrested Saturday after getting into a bar fight in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Sebastian Janikowski
Janikowski

The Raiders play the Broncos in Denver, and Janikowski is with the team, Werder reports.

Janikowski was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor vandalism and being drunk in public after a fight broke out at Slates Supper Club, Lt. Steve Skinner said. The story was first reported in Monday's editions of the Contra Costa Times.

Several people told police officers that Janikowski, who was described by the police as "very intoxicated," had assaulted them. Skinner also said Janikowski is suspected of breaking the mirrors off of several cars parked near the restaurant.

None of the alleged victims suffered serious injuries, Skinner said. Janikowski was taken to county jail in Martinez, Calif., and was bailed out Sunday morning after posting $2,500 bail, Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Skinner said Janikowski wasn't very cooperative with officers but didn't resist arrest.

This incident is the latest of Janikowski's several scrapes with the law, dating back to his college days at Florida State University.

  • The stocky kicker, an All-America kicker as a Seminole, was charged with drunken driving in October 2002, when tests showed he had a 0.20 blood alcohol level -- more than twice the legal limit in California.

  • Janikowski pleaded guilty last Dec. 24 to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving, drawing a $1,292 fine and three years' probation.

  • In 2001, Janikowski was acquitted on charges of possession of the "date rape drug" GHB and evidence tampering. He was facing up to five years in prison and possible deportation to his native Poland if found guilty.

  • In 2000, Janikowski was acquitted on charges of trying to bribe a Tallahassee, Fla., police officer to release his roommate from custody after a bar argument with a bouncer.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.