English soccer player suspended six months for second biting offense
Joss Labadie, a midfielder for fourth-tier English club Dagenham & Redbridge, was suspended for six months by the English FA after he was found guilty of biting an opponent for the second time, the club announced Wednesday.
Labadie bit Stevenages's Ronnie Henry on the finger during a match on March 21. Stevenage manager Graham Westley said Henry "nearly lost his finger," according to the BBC. Police launched an investigation into the incident.
Labadie, 24, was suspended for 10 games and fined about $2,965 last season while playing for Torquay United. He bit Chesterfield's Ollie Banks, who later posted a photo of his injury on Twitter.
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Labadie is a product of West Bromwhich Albion's youth system and has spent his professional career bouncing between various third- and fourth-tier clubs.
- Dan Gartland