Ear biting Down Under

From the Associated Press this morning:

SYDNEY — Rugby is rough, all right. Maybe even rabid.

James Graham is accused of biting an opponent’s ear in the grand final between his Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm. He will go before the National Rugby League judiciary on a dangerous conduct charge.

Graham is accused of chomping on the ear of Melbourne’s Billy Slater during a brawl in the 25th minute of the match that Melbourne won 14-4.

Slater had complained during the match to referee Tony Archer but no action was taken. The last two players suspended for biting were both banned for 12 weeks.

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