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Tyrone Aussie Rules Star In Hot Water Over Alleged Biting Incident

Tyrone Aussie Rules Star In Hot Water Over Alleged Biting Incident

Essendon Bomber Conor McKenna is set to face a tribunal following an incident during his side's defeat against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

The Tyrone man is alleged to have bitten Western Bulldog Tory Dickson during the second quarter of the game. The moment in question occurred when Dickson chased down the pacy McKenna, who was in possession of the ball, tackling him to the ground near the sideline.

According to Australian outlet, The Age, Dickson claimed that he was bitten by the 22-year-old from Eglish.

They also quote match review official Michael Christian on the incident.

I viewed all available video footage, I viewed a medical report, and our investigator also received players from both players.

[I] believed there was enough evidence to sustain a charge of serious misconduct.

If found guilty, McKenna would face a three-game ban.

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A former Tyrone minor player, McKenna agreed to join Essendon in 2014, making his debut the following year. He has since established himself as not just one of the rising Irish players in AFL but as one of the most exciting prospects in the game.

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