Posted: 4 October, 2012
by Triple M NRL
James Graham Suspended For 12 Weeks By The NRL Judiciary For Biting Billy Slater
Canterbury Bulldogs player James Graham has been suspended for 12 matches at the NRL judiciary for biting Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater in the Grand Final.
The judiciary looked at 'comparable incidents' before handing down the Englishman's ban.
Graham had earlier been abused by a fellow Englishman dressed as Hannibal Lecter outside the judiciary and the hearing then started late after the NRL prosecutor was reportedly running late.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports Graham will be suspended for two international Tests, two trial matches next season and eight NRL matches in 2013.
James Graham gets put on report. Video: You Tube/Channel Nine
Earlier On Triple M
A bemused Gus Worland has taken to the airwaves to ask how it is possible Bulldogs forward James Graham can plead not guilty over the biting incident in Sunday's Grand Final.
"How can he possibly plead not guilty?, Gus asked co-host Matty Johns on Triple M Sydney.
"We all saw it, then we saw it in replay 10 seconds later, we've all seen it a million times this week," Gus claimed.
"He nibbled on the ear of Slater so he's guilty so how can he plead not guilty?," Gus asked.
Matty Johns just couldn't leave Gus hanging there and added his 'breaking news'.
"I can reveal exclusively here on the Grill Team that the man that will be representing James Graham is OJ Simpson's lawyer," laughed Matty Johns.
Matty Johns said it would be interesting with even Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg telling Triple M's The Rush Hour that "it's difficult obviously because the pictures are quite damning".
Johns says they're going to head to the NRL judiciary tonight and "play silly buggers and hope for six to eight weeks."
"I think he's looking at around 10," Matty added.
LISTEN: Greenberg On James Graham
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