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Suarez is not alone: Five other biting cases in sports

Published on Jun 27, 2014 7:37 AM
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (right) reacts after clashing with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal in this June 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is not alone in being punished for biting in the sporting arena. Here are five other painful cases:

1: Rugby League Anthony Watts reinforced his reputation as a bad boy of Australian Rugby League after being accused of biting an opponent's penis in a minor Gold Coast League game for the Tugun Seahawks against Bilambil Jets in 2013.

A Jets player pulled down his shorts after a ruckus to show the referee he had been bitten in a painful place. Watts denied the charge vehemently. "I was wearing a mouthguard and there's no way I bit him on the dick," he said. His protests of innocence fell on deaf ears and he received an eight match ban.

"After the judiciary panel reviewed footage as well as reports from medical staff and match officials, it found Watts guilty of contrary conduct," read the Gold Coast Rugby League judgement.

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