Japan's medal-munching mayor may soon see a bite taken out of his paycheck.

Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura said Monday that he's ready to forfeit three months' pay totaling ¥1.5 million ($13,000) after drawing flak for biting an Olympic softball player's gold medal earlier this month during a ceremony.

Kawamura again apologized for the medal-biting incident, which occurred when Nagoya native Miu Goto, a 20-year-old member of the women's Olympic softball team, visited the mayor on Aug. 4.