Alleged assault victim won't press charges

Updated: November 22, 2003, 8:06 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski stemming from a fight at a Walnut Creek restaurant.

Sebastian Janikowski

"There was insufficient evidence to charge him in the case," deputy Contra Costa County district attorney Bruce Flynn said, adding that a man who had accused Janikowski of assaulting him no longer wanted to press charges.

Janikowski was briefly jailed in September on suspicion of misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor vandalism and public drunkenness after police were called to quell a fight at Slates Supper Club in Walnut Creek.

At the time, two people told officers they had been assaulted by Janikowski, who appeared "very intoxicated," police said. The fight allegedly started when two men approached the table where Janikowski was dining with a female companion.

Janikowski was also suspected of breaking the mirrors off some cars parked near the restaurant.

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