Torquay midfielder Joss Labadie has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for an alleged biting incident during a game against Chesterfield last month.
A statement from the FA said: "It is alleged that the player's behaviour in or around the 49th minute of this fixture constituted violent conduct."
The 23-year-old has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.
Labadie joined the Gulls from Notts County on a permanent deal in January.
Torquay boss Chris Hargreaves said he was initially unaware of the issue which has been investigated by English football's governing body despite no official complaint having been lodged by Chesterfield