Luis Suarez "Vows" Biting Won't Happen Again

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Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez took to Twitter on Monday, June 30, to apologize for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match last week.

Suarez's apology comes after FIFA's decision to ban the player from any "football related activities" for four months. He also faces a $111,000 fine for his actions. 

Suarez apologized for his behavior, and vowed to never bite a human again. "After several days of being home with my family, I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect about the reality of what occurred during the Italy-Uruguay match on 24 June 2014," the wrote in a tweet. "Independent from the fallout and the contradicting declarations that have surfaced these past days, all of which have been without the intention of interfering with good performance of my national team, the truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me. For this: I deeply regret what occurred. I apologize to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. [And] I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like [this.]"

According to Fox Sports, the soccer star told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite the defender. "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite," he said. 

Unfortunately, it's hard to believe Suarez... especially since this isn't the first time he's chomped an opponent on the field. In 2013, he was suspended for 10 games by England's Football Association for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, and in 2010, he bit the neck of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal

In fact, he's been in trouble so often for biting, that one site even claims you have a higher chance of being bitten by Luis Suarez than being bitten by a shark. 

What are your thoughts: intentional or accidental? 



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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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