Soccer-Bournemouth's Lerma hit with six-game ban for alleged bite

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(Reuters) - England's Football Association (FA) has suspended Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma for six matches after he was charged with biting an opponent in their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in November.

Lerma was accused of biting Wednesday midfielder Josh Windass in the 83rd minute of the Championship match on Nov. 3.

The 26-year-old, who denied a charge of violent conduct, was also fined 40,000 pounds ($56,660.00) for the incident.

"An independent Regulatory Commission found the breach of FA Rule E3 proven after considering evidence during a hearing," the FA said in a statement https://www.thefa.com/news/2021/jun/02/lerma-suspended-020621.

($1 = 0.7060 pounds)

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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