Junior Warriors player charged with spitting

Last updated 11:22 19/08/2014
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James Bell has been charged with spitting at a Newcastle Knights opponent.

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IN HOT WATER: Junior Warriors forward James Bell faces a lengthy ban after being charged with spitting at a Newcastle Knights opponent during their Holden Cup clash at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

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Junior Warriors forward James Bell faces a lengthy ban after being charged with spitting at a Newcastle Knights opponent during their Holden Cup clash at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

Television footage shown on Australia's Fox Sports network last night showed Bell spitting blood towards rival lock Joseph Boyce during the 58th minute of the Knights' 40-34 win.

Due to the severity of the contrary conduct charge Bell has been referred straight to the NRL judiciary tomorrow night.

Warriors general manager of football operations Dean Bell said the club would not speculate on any course of action until Bell had faced the judiciary, a process which he would be supported through by the club.

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