Danish striker Nicki Bille Nielsen, who plays his club football in France for Evian, was handed a 60-day suspended sentence on Thursday for assaulting a police officer.
Public broadcaster DR reported that he had been handed the sentence along with "80 hours of community service by the court in Copenhagen after biting a female police officer on the arm in 2014".
The three judges who ruled on the case were divided on the question of whether the 27-year-old had indeed bitten the police officer after a night out in Copenhagen in April last year.
However, only two of the judges felt there was enough evidence to prove the bite. Prosecutors had wanted Bille Nielsen to serve a 60-day sentence.
In 2009 he was handed a 40-day sentence for a driving offence, while Danish media report that, while playing in Norway in 2013, he had to pay a fine of 10,000 Norwegian kroner ($1,276) after breaking glasses and spitting on a barman during a fight in a nightclub.
Bille Nielsen has not ruled out appealing against the conviction.