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October 5, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
A couple of days before he lost his job as coach of the Oakland Raiders, Lane Kiffin tried something wild. He let the first-half clock wind down to :01 against San Diego, called a timeout, and let Sebastian Janikowski attempt a 76-yard field goal. That's 13 yards longer than the NFL record. Although the kick fell far short, the try wasn't a complete joke. After all, Janikowski had tried a 64-yarder last season that hit midway up an upright before bouncing wide.
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October 22, 2011 | Sam Farmer
All the talk around the Oakland Raiders this week was the team's new arm. But a bigger factor Sunday could be "The Leg. " Largely lost in the hubbub surrounding the trade for quarterback Carson Palmer was that kicker Sebastian Janikowski is nursing a sore hamstring and is listed as questionable for the game against Kansas City. According to the Oakland Tribune, Janikowski was walking stiffly at practice Friday and used a JUGS machine to launch practice kickoffs to returners.
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January 4, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
After all those years in which missed field goals cost Florida State national championships--"Wide Right I, Wide Right II"--you didn't really expect Coach Bobby Bowden to suspend Sebastian Janikowski for a curfew violation, did you? "Unless he has a heart attack, or unless I have one, Janikowski will kick the ball off," Bowden said Monday. Janikowski is no ordinary kicker, and maybe he knew that when he bolted from the sheets to Bourbon Street over the weekend.
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February 17, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Sebastian Janikowski and the Oakland Raiders agreed on a $16-million, four-year deal Tuesday that is the richest contract for a kicker in NFL history, the team said. Janikowski, 31, will be guaranteed $9 million in the deal, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce terms. Janikowski was eligible to be an unrestricted free agent if the Raiders did not sign him to a contract or place the transition or franchise tag on him by Feb. 25. BOXING Guerrero vacates title Two-time world champion Robert Guerrero will vacate his International Boxing Federation super-featherweight title to care for his wife, who is battling leukemia.
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October 5, 2002 | From Wire Reports
Oakland Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski was charged with driving under the influence, adding another chapter to his history of legal problems. Janikowski was stopped for speeding in Oakland early Wednesday and failed a sobriety test, police said Friday. His blood-alcohol level registered 0.20, more than twice the legal limit, police said. "I'm not allowed to talk about it, and my focus is on the Buffalo Bills," the 24-year-old Janikowski said before the Raiders left for their game at Buffalo.
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September 23, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The Oakland Raiders defended their decision Monday to allow Sebastian Janikowski to play against the Denver Broncos two days after the troubled kicker was arrested for participating in a Walnut Creek, Calif., bar fight. "He assured us he was not in the wrong," said Raider executive Bruce Allen, who met Sunday with Janikowski and the player's lawyer. "If he screwed up, there will be a penalty. Law enforcement will do its job.
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June 22, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A week after being acquitted of trying to bribe a police officer, former Florida State kicker Sebastian Janikowski was arrested on charges of possessing the "date-rape drug" at Tallahassee, Fla. The Oakland Raiders' first-round draft choice and two friends were found with GHB at a nightclub early Wednesday during a police sweep for underage drinkers, Florida State University police said.
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August 25, 2002 | Sam Farmer, From Staff and Wire Reports
Reggie Barlow returned a punt for a touchdown, and Oakland's defense looked vastly improved Saturday as the Raiders held off San Francisco, 17-10, in an exhibition game before a half-filled Coliseum at Oakland. The Battle of the Bay turned into the Battle of the Backups, considering all the scoring drives were led by Marques Tuiasosopo and Rick Mirer of the Raiders (1-2), and Tim Rattay of the 49ers (1-3).
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July 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski, the first-round draft pick who has had recent run-ins with the law, appears close to signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Jacksonville-based agent Paul Healy would not release terms of the deal nor would he confirm the pending signing Wednesday. He did say Janikowski would be present at a news conference today at his office, however. A spokesman for the Raiders said they have "nothing to announce yet."
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October 10, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Oakland Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski injured his head when he collapsed on a nightclub floor, San Francisco police said Tuesday. Officers arrived at the Sno-Drift nightclub in San Francisco early Monday morning and found Janikowski, 23, lying on the floor with a cut over his right eye, according to a police report. Police said he was incoherent and "flailing wildly."
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October 5, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
A couple of days before he lost his job as coach of the Oakland Raiders, Lane Kiffin tried something wild. He let the first-half clock wind down to :01 against San Diego, called a timeout, and let Sebastian Janikowski attempt a 76-yard field goal. That's 13 yards longer than the NFL record. Although the kick fell far short, the try wasn't a complete joke. After all, Janikowski had tried a 64-yarder last season that hit midway up an upright before bouncing wide.
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September 23, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The Oakland Raiders defended their decision Monday to allow Sebastian Janikowski to play against the Denver Broncos two days after the troubled kicker was arrested for participating in a Walnut Creek, Calif., bar fight. "He assured us he was not in the wrong," said Raider executive Bruce Allen, who met Sunday with Janikowski and the player's lawyer. "If he screwed up, there will be a penalty. Law enforcement will do its job.
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January 28, 2003 | Sam Farmer
Let's get this straight from the start: There's no way the Oakland Raiders could have beaten the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, whether the Raiders were at full strength or not. They were thoroughly dominated by Tampa Bay's defense, crushed by all 18 wheels of the Mack Truckaneers, and their own defense made Michael Pittman look like Marshall Faulk. The Raiders were embarrassed. Just wince, baby. They also were done in, though, by one of their own.
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January 24, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
Dozens of Oakland football players in town this week, but only one is a Raider. Only one has been arrested seven times. Only one has been injured after falling on a dance floor and writhing in an apparent drug-induced frenzy. Only one once offered a policeman a $300 bribe. Only one glares like The Stork, flexes like The Tooz and parties like The Snake. He is Sebastian Janikowski, The Last Raider, and we approach him Thursday with one of those cliche Super Bowl questions.
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October 5, 2002 | From Wire Reports
Oakland Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski was charged with driving under the influence, adding another chapter to his history of legal problems. Janikowski was stopped for speeding in Oakland early Wednesday and failed a sobriety test, police said Friday. His blood-alcohol level registered 0.20, more than twice the legal limit, police said. "I'm not allowed to talk about it, and my focus is on the Buffalo Bills," the 24-year-old Janikowski said before the Raiders left for their game at Buffalo.
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August 25, 2002 | Sam Farmer, From Staff and Wire Reports
Reggie Barlow returned a punt for a touchdown, and Oakland's defense looked vastly improved Saturday as the Raiders held off San Francisco, 17-10, in an exhibition game before a half-filled Coliseum at Oakland. The Battle of the Bay turned into the Battle of the Backups, considering all the scoring drives were led by Marques Tuiasosopo and Rick Mirer of the Raiders (1-2), and Tim Rattay of the 49ers (1-3).
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January 24, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State's two-time All-American kicker, was arrested at a Tallahassee, Fla., nightclub early Sunday and accused of attempting to bribe a police officer into releasing his roommate for $300. Bribery is a third-degree felony but it is up to the state attorney's office to officially charge Janikowski. However, police said he can be charged with greater or lesser offenses. Janikowski was released from Leon County jail at 7:42 a.m., on $1,000 bail.
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October 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sebastian Janikowski no longer feels like a wasted first-round draft pick. The rookie kicker, who had made only six of 11 field-goal attempts, kicked a 43-yarder with 25 seconds left Sunday, lifting the Oakland Raiders over the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-17. Before he made a 47-yard attempt to slice Kansas City's lead to 17-10 five minutes into the third quarter, Janikowski had missed two attempts in the game and all six of his attempts beyond the 40.
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January 5, 2002 | SAM FARMER
Was Sebastian Janikowski trying to kill me? Probably not, but I'll never know for sure. The way he roared out of the Raider parking lot, the tires of his SUV squealing through the stop sign, his motives were hard to determine. Janikowski was a rookie first-round pick at the time, and I was covering the team for the San Jose Mercury News. I had been getting tips, a couple of them highly credible, that Janikowski had been spotted in bars on both sides of the bay.
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October 10, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Oakland Raider kicker Sebastian Janikowski injured his head when he collapsed on a nightclub floor, San Francisco police said Tuesday. Officers arrived at the Sno-Drift nightclub in San Francisco early Monday morning and found Janikowski, 23, lying on the floor with a cut over his right eye, according to a police report. Police said he was incoherent and "flailing wildly."
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