Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will serve a 10-match ban for biting an opponent during a Premier League game after deciding Friday not to appeal one of English football's harshest sanctions for on-the-field misbehavior.
Suarez, one of the league's most high-profile players, could have lodged an appeal against the decision of an independent panel to add seven games to the regular three for violent conduct, which the English Football Association deemed insufficient.
However, if he had been unsuccessful, he risked the possibility of the FA extending his punishment for making a frivolous appeal.
Suarez's suspension will begin immediately, meaning he will miss the last four games of this season and the first six of the next.
The Uruguay international has apologized, and been fined by Liverpool, for biting Branislav Ivanovic's upper right arm during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
Despite widespread condemnation of his actions, broadcast live in front of a global televisi...