Last week Warrington Wolves star Josh McGuire was “referred for further investigation” after he was cited for “unacceptable language.”
On Monday, it was confirmed that McGuire could face a huge ban for this offence.
This came as he was charged by the Match Review Panel this week with a Grade F charge.
He was referred to a tribunal on Tuesday night and was hit with a huge 12 match ban.
McGuire was suspended for a huge seven games after a red card in pre-season against Leigh Leopards in which he was deemed to have used unacceptable language.
It has also been revealed that McGuire entered a not guilty plea at the tribunal which started at 19:30 but the results were only released at 22:00.
The statement read:
“Josh McGuire of Warrington Wolves has been suspended for 12 matches and fined £1,000 after being found guilty of a Grade F charge of unacceptable language in the Betfred Super League fixture at Leigh Leopards on May 26.
“McGuire, who pleaded not guilty, has already served a seven-match suspension this season after being found guilty of a Grade F charge of unacceptable language in Warrington’s pre-season fixture against Leigh in February. On that occasion, he was also fined £1,000, and required to undertake mandatory education.
“The independent Operational Rules Tribunal was chaired by His Honour Judge John Thackray QC, with two former professional players as side members.”
Jamie Jones-Buchanan has now had his say on the matter.
“You have to commend the RFL for me,” said Buchanan.
“In the community game you have a big issue with parents, referees and young kids getting abuse.
“So this is a good statement for the RFL to make.”