Appetite for Destruction: When Athletes Bite

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Luis Suarez Takes Bite Out of Competition

He already walked into the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament sporting the nickname "The Cannibal." So when Uruguay's Luis Suarez sparked international headlines Tuesday for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in the 80th minute of their World Cup match, he was further enforcing the point that he enjoys taking a bite out of the competition...literally. Suarez, one of the best soccer players in the world, first bit an opponent in 2010 playing in the Dutch league. He did it again last year against Chelsea, and now Tuesday on the world's greatest stage. The third incident created such a stir that the most famous victim of a sports bite, Evander Holyfield, even tweeted, "I guess any part of the body is up for eating." Suarez, who FIFA may suspend, may be sports' most repeat biting offender, but he's not the only culprit. Here, lists athletes who have chomped down on their opponents. Can you say appetite for destruction?

(Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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