Most Memorable Biting Moments in Sports
Well, it's official, FIFA has charged Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for the biting incident at World Cup. Suarez should find out by late Thursday what his punishment will be for allegedly biting into the left shoulder of Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in an important world cup soccer game.
FIFA announced it had opened a disciplinary case against Suarez
Biting in sports, albeit unusual, has been around for a while. So this brings me to the list of the most memorable 'biting' incidents in sports according to Mental Floss.
Here's the Top 5, let see how many you recall
1. In 1997, Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield twice in a heavyweight bout. Announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.'s reading of the decision -- "Referee Mills Lane has disqualified Mike Tyson for biting Evander Holyfield on both of his ears" -- was perhaps the most interesting in boxing history. Tyson lost his boxing license but was reinstated a year later and, in 2009, he apologized to Holyfield on Oprah.
2. In the 1983 NBA playoffs, a scrum broke out between Atlanta's center Wayne "Tree" Rollins and the Boston Celtics' Danny Ainge. Because Ainge was the smaller man and such a pest as a player, many mistakenly believe to this day he did the biting. But it was Ainge who received stitches and a tetanus shot after Rollins clamped down on his finger. The next day's classic newspaper headline had to suffice: "Tree Bites Man."
3. South African rugby player Johan Le Roux bit New Zealand's Sean Fitzpatrick's ear during a real scrum in 1994. After learning of his lengthy suspension, Le Roux said, "For an 18-month suspension, I feel I probably should have torn it off."
4. Ottawa Senators right wing Jarko Ruutu denied biting the thumb of Buffalo's Andrew Peters in 2009 but was suspended for two games and fined $31,700.
5. Sevilla midfielder Francisco Gallardo celebrated a teammate's goal by biting on his genitals in the ensuing pileup. The teammate's genitals. The Royal Spanish Football Federation suspended and fined him for violating "sporting dignity and decorum."
Ouch, that last one hurts! Click here to see the entire list.