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Chris Ashton Hit With Monster Ban After Being Found Guilty Of Biting Opponent

Chris Ashton Hit With Monster Ban After Being Found Guilty Of Biting Opponent

Saracens and winger and general eejit Chris Ashton has been handed a 13-week ban after being found guilty of biting Northampton prop Alex Waller.

The BBC report that Ashton was handed his ban following a six-hour disciplinary hearing, in which he was deemed to have bitten Waller but escaped punishment on a second charge.

The 29-year-old will not be eligible to return to action until December 19th. That's going to be one hell of a turkey run.

Answer: Yes, according to Chairman of the disciplinary panel Philip Evans.

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Evans said:

Having considered detailed evidence, the panel concluded that during the course of a ruck, Chris Ashton bit the arm of Alex Waller at a time that Mr Waller was attempting to clear him out.

The panel concluded it was a low-end entry point aggravated by his previous record.

Last season, Ashton was banned for 10 weeks for eye-gouging Ulster's Luke Marshall.

The minimum ban for a guilty verdict for this biting offence was 12 weeks, with the higher end of the offence carrying a punishment of up to 208 weeks.

Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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