BITE BOY LABADIE GETS HALF YEAR BAN
DISGRACED midfielder Joss Labadie has been banned from all football until October, subject to appeal, after being found guilty of biting an opponent for the second time in his career.
Labadie, who signed a two-year deal with Daggers last summer, had been accused of biting the hand of Stevenage defender Ronnie Henry in the closing stages of their match at the Lamex Stadium in March.
The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, but has been hit with a six-month ban and £2,000 fine by the Football Association.
As well as missing the final weeks of this season and the beginning of next term, Labadie will be unable to play in any pre-season friendlies.
A Dagenham & Redbridge statement said:“Both the player and the club are awaiting the written report from the FA hearing before deciding their next steps.” Labadie was banned for ten matches last season while playing for Torquay after being found to have bitten Chesterfield’s Ollie Banks.