The FA has given newport County defender Ryan Inniss a five-match ban for biting.
Inniss was sent off within an EFL Trophy match which County lost 5-4 into West Ham U21s on Wednesday, September 4 and was billed.
The 6ft, on loan from Crystal Palace, has been dismissed late on for the incident which involved Hammers left-back Reece Hannam.
An FA statement :”Ryan Inniss has admitted a breach and been immediately suspended for his next five first-team competitive matches by an independent Regulatory Commission.
“The conventional three-match ban that would usually use was obviously insufficient.”
Speaking immediately after the game, County manager Michael Flynn confessed he couldn’t shield the loanee.
He explained:”Their participant said he has humiliated, so I’ll take a look at that and learn what happened.
“When he has bitten himit’s inexcusable and that I will not be fighting his corner.”
The 24-year-old, who has captained the book side of Palace and is now from Selhurst Park, will now miss the matches from Macclesfield Northampton, Exeter, Swindon and Carlisle of Newport.