Florida State all-American place kicker Sebastian Janikowski denied Saturday that he missed a New Year's Eve curfew. But today Coach Bobby Bowden said the junior from Poland ran extra wind sprints as punishment and spent a night confined to his hotel room.
"You just write it off with that guy," Florida State long snapper Clay Ingram said. "He's a special case."
However, Janikowski will not be held out of Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl when FSU plays Virginia Tech for the national championship.
"When they put the ball out there, he's going to kick it," Bowden said.
Two others were disciplined for missing a curfew Thursday night: starting defensive end Roland Seymour and second-team cornerback Reggie Durden.
At least two Florida newspapers reported that Seymour, a junior from New Orleans, was the third Seminole disciplined.
He missed practice today because of the flu. Senior tackle Jerry Johnson also sat out with the flu.
Hokies: All Quiet
Virginia Tech had a light, uneventful practice today. No injuries were reported. The Hokies will have a walk-through Monday afternoon at the Superdome, their first practice there.
Senior wide receiver Peter Warrick and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss started at Florida State together in 1995. While Warrick stayed at the school, Moss ended up at Marshall.
"God has a plan, and things probably worked out best when he went to Marshall and ripped it up and went to the NFL," Warrick said.
Few teams have a collection of talent like that of Florida State, a fact not lost on Seminoles punter Keith Cottrell.
"There are times when we sit around and talk about the people on this team who are going to be playing for 10, 12 more years," Cottrell said. "And we think how special this is, I guess in terms of the plays we've seen and the caliber of the players we play with."