The Canterbury Bulldogs forward Greg Eastwood fears the reputation of fellow Kiwis international teammate Krisnan Inu is being tarnished after the NRL centre accepted a two-game ban.
Inu took the early plea on the ugly leg twist on Newcastle Knights winger James McManus which resulted in a grade two dangerous contact charge.
The incident occurred in Inu's first match back for the Bulldogs after serving a five-game ban for a spear tackle on South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis.
Eastwood admits Inu's two suspensions threaten to harm his reputation as one of the game's most likeable players but insists he is not a dirty player.
The Bulldogs skipper Michael Ennis believes Inu has no reason to change his approach to games given his relatively clean seven-season NRL record and says he was just involved in tackles that went wrong.