Biting allegation: England star James Graham pleads not guilty

Last Updated: 03/10/12 9:09am

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James Graham: could be facing a lengthy ban

James Graham: could be facing a lengthy ban

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England prop James Graham has pleaded not guilty to a dangerous contact charge relating to an alleged biting incident in the NRL Grand Final.

The Canterbury Bulldog was cited for allegedly biting the ear of Melbourne Storm full-back Billy Slater during Sunday's showpiece occasion.

With video evidence appearing to suggest the 27-year-old former St Helens captain had a case to answer, it was reported he would be facing a lengthy ban, possibly of up to 12 games.

That could still be the case, with his not guilty plea leaving him open to further sanction if the NRL judiciary panel decide on ThHursday that he has committed an offence.

On Tuesday, Graham was named in England's 24-man squad for the autumn international series against France and Wales.

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