Northampton second-row Christian Day has been handed a three-week suspension by an RFU disciplinary panel for stamping on an opponent.
The incident occurred during last Saturday's LV= Cup match at Exeter, the RFU has confirmed.
The player had been charged with the offence contrary to law 10.4 (b) following a report by the citing officer Matt Bayliss.
Day, who pleaded guilty at last night's hearing, is suspended from February 7 until February 27 and is free to play again the following day.
The case was heard by a panel of John Brennan (chairman), Peter Howard and Peter Rhodes.