Kicker Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders has angrily denied a report made about him in Florida. According to the Florida Times Union, Janikowski told the Jacksonville Jaguars’ kicker, Josh Scobee, that he roots against the Oakland A’s, so the Raiders won’t have to play in the baseball diamond.
Janikowski’s denial of the Florida Times Union was reported on Thursday evening. According to the Raiders’ kicker, Scobee made the story up, and it infuriated Janikowski that something like that would be said about him.
See, as many know, the Oakland Raiders share the O.co Coliseum with the Oakland A’s. So, during the beginning of football season, the Raiders have to play on field that has a baseball diamond in it.
The dirt from the diamond makes it hard for kickers. However, Janikowski is used to it. He is known for having the longest kicks made from the dirt—it was a 57-yarder made in October of 2008 when the Raiders defeated the New York Jets.
Anyway, Josh Scobee stated that Janikowski roots against the A’s, so their season will end sooner. That way, the Raiders won’t have to deal with the dirt from the baseball diamond.
Scobee claims that this was something Janikowski told him personally. Janikowski denied the report angrily and told the press that he never told Scobee anything of the sort.
Sebastian Janikowski is supporter of the Oakland A’s, because is he is known to for attending the games.
If this is a cheap move by the Jacksonville Jaguars to throw off one of the best kickers in the league, then the Oakland Raiders should turn up the heat and take the Jaguars down.
Otherwise, please keep the smack-talk on the field and give the fans some good football to watch this Sunday. Just win baby!