Shaun Johnson has spoken on the biting allegation levelled from Titans forward Kevin Proctor, declaring he thinks him Kiwis teammate.
Proctor, who has pleaded not guilty, will now have Johnson in his corner at the judiciary on Tuesday night.
In a put up on Instagram, Johnson outlined his ideas.
“Do I feel Kev had a nibble on my arm? At the time sure I did – otherwise I would not have reacted the way I did,” he wrote.
“Because then I have spoken to Kev and he’s instructed me he didn’t and I imagine him. I have also experienced time to look at the footage – the similar footage you have all seen and can see that it’s possible the drive I had towards his open mouth with my arm could have been the explanation I felt what I did.
“In the heat of the moment I reacted the way I did and I can not alter that, no way did I believe he would get despatched from the field but I did feel we’d get a little something for it.
Proctor despatched off just after alleged bite on Johnson
“I detest that this has taken consideration absent from the reality it was Kev’s 250th initially grade sport and what an unreal player he has been for so long for both of those club and place.
“I’ll be supporting Kev at the judiciary tonight exactly where I can, as I consider him staying sent off and in the end costing his workforce the game is huge ample punishment.”
Johnson’s thoughts came hrs following the attorney representing Proctor at the judiciary listening to verified the Cronulla playmaker would give proof.
Right after Proctor’s dismissal in Saturday’s match at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Johnson at first stated he did not intend to just take part in the listening to.
Nevertheless, Tim Fuller of Gadens regulation agency, said on Tuesday that Johnson would testify about the 56th-moment incident, which resulted in Proctor remaining despatched off by referee Henry Perenara and referred straight to the judiciary.
“There have been stories close to Shaun Johnson staying available tonight as section of the listening to. That would be envisioned,” Fuller explained to Brisbane’s RadioTAB Breakfast Demonstrate.
“Kevin is going to be in a position to produce his defence specifically to the judiciary. We are going to utilise some other avenues when it comes to supplying evidence about the gatherings.
“The opponent in this particular make any difference, Shaun Johnson, will be referred to as on to produce his testimony in relation to it.
“It is actually an prospect for all people today associated to place ahead their version of functions and to give the judiciary the greatest option to make that dedication as to whether there essentially has been this biting function or not.
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“I would anticipate Shaun will be expected to surface tonight and to be proficiently cross-examined by our facet and also asked to give his own testimony to the judiciary as to what he thinks occurred.”
Proctor has entered a plea of not responsible and vehemently denies biting Johnson.
“The function has definitely divided thoughts among recent and previous players or commentators,” Fuller reported.
“All people has an feeling on what they have seen but in the long run the judiciary have to produce the evidence and the onus on them is to set up that Kevin Proctor has really bitten Shaun Johnson.
“We have received some very solid reasons for why we imagine the judiciary tonight really should clear Kevin Proctor of that charge.”
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