Canterbury prop Graham was hit with a 12-week suspension by the NRL judiciary for biting Slater’s ear during a first half melee during last weekend’s Grand Final.
Graham had pleaded not guilty to a dangerous contact charge, telling the three man judiciary: ”I’ve never bitten anybody.
“I can’t understand how anyone would think that I’d do that in an NRL grand final. I consider myself an honest person. I say honestly, I did not bite him.”
But his case was not accepted and the former St Helens player will miss 12 weeks of action.