Barcelona's Luis Suarez again says he is done biting

Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez again said his biting days are over.

Last week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Suarez’s four-month ban from playing official matches after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during Uruguay's 1-0 win at the World Cup on June 24. CAS said he is allowed to play in friendlies.

WatchNeymar scores twice in return; Luis Suarez debuts for Barcelona

Suarez also pledged last month to stop biting opponents.

Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday after his transfer from Liverpool. Suarez played the last 13 minutes in the team's final preseason game against Leon on Monday before the season starts Aug. 24.

 "I say to all the fans, don't worry, because I won't do that anymore,” Suarez said.

He apologized for his actions and can play again in competitive matches starting Oct. 25.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.