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CJ’s biting charge dismissed


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 31 May 2012 at 09:16
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Finally – some good news for the Lions. Bok prop CJ van der Linde has been exonerated on a charge of biting and will be able to play against the Sharks this weekend.

Many feared the worst when the news broke that the former Cheetahs and almost-Stormers man had been cited for having a graze on the arm of Force lock Toby Lynn. History has shown that leniency for South African players found guilty of cannibalism has been pretty thin on the ground and with CJ never more than about 20 minutes away from injury at the best of times, a guilty verdict here may well have put paid to his career.

To their credit, though, the player and his legal team stuck to their guns and presumably managed to prove that despite video evidence appearing to show a bite, no such incident actually occurred. I’ll leave you al to ponder over exactly how they managed that, but what matters at the end of the day is that no charge has been upheld and CJ is free to carry on doing what he does best.



9 Comments

  • Cj’s charges bites the dust …

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.12 09:42:17 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) : very good :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.12 09:45:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    one of theses days im going to write an arti . . will through in a few of those ;)

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.12 10:48:39 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) :

    i mean work in ..

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.05.12 11:39:00 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) : Throw in. ;) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.05.12 11:42:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) : Thanx ! when i do the arti will you please by my editor :razz:

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.05.12 11:59:30 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Just hope CJ doesn`t sink his teeth into any Sharks this weekend . . . :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.05.12 12:04:46 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 6) : Rob is better. He always edited my articles. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.05.12 12:06:16 by Ben Reply
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  • Sanity prevails!

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.05.12 12:33:27 by vanmartin Reply
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