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.
Does Ashton bite Waller? pic.twitter.com/EbVYjFlOBH
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Answer: Yes, according to Chairman of the disciplinary panel Philip Evans.
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.