Batley Bulldogs have been hit with a huge blow ahead of the end of the Kingstone Press Championship season, after Lee Paterson was banned for five games after being found guilty of using homophobic language to another player.
The incident, which happened during the Bulldogs’ clash against Leigh Centurions on August 4 saw Paterson charged with a Grade E offence, and a disciplinary panel found the back guilty at tonight’s hearing.
He will miss five games, and was also fined £50.
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