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Tribunal 2011




NAB CUP

1st ROUND
HAWTHORN v FREMANTLE
Matthew Suckling (Haw) was cited by the MRP for with making negligent contact with umpire Sam Hay in the the second half.
Suckling was offered a $1200 fine that was downgraded to $900 with an early plea – the player took the early plea and no tribunal was required.

BRISBANE v ST KILDA
Ashley McGrath (Bri) was cited for misconduct in pulling the hair of opponent Tom Simpkin (StK). McGrath accepted an early plea of guilty resulting in a $900 fine.

GEELONG v NORTH MELBOURNE
Drew Petrie (NM) was cited by the MRP for engaging in rough conduct in the second half by making high contact to Darren Milburn (Gee). Milburn took the early guilty plea of a one-match suspension to be served in the premiership season.

QUARTER-FINALS
MELBOURNE v ESSENDON
Mark Williams (Ess) cited for striking Liam Jurrah (Mel) in Q2. Williams took the early plea and accepted the reprimand of the MRP.
WEST COAST v GOLD COAST
Callum Wilson
(WCE) cited for striking Nathan Krakouer (GC) in Q3. Wilson pleaded guilty and accepted the reprimand of the MRP.
RICHMOND v PORT ADELAIDE
(practice match)
Alipate Carlile (PA) cited for striking Tom Derickx (Rch) in Q3. Carlilse accepted guilt with an early plea and a reprimand from the MRP.


SEMI-FINALS

WEST COAST v COLLINGWOOD
Luke Shuey (WC) was reprimanded for rough conduct against Tom Hunter (Col) in Q1. Shuey accepted guilt and the reprimand of the MRP.
CARLTON v ADELAIDE (practice match)
Michael Jamison (Car) for rough conduct on Ricky Henderson (Ade) in Q1. Jamison accepted guilt and the reprimand of the MRP. David Ellard (Car) for rough conduct on Scott Thompson in Q3. Ellard accepted guilt and the reprimand of the MRP. Bryce Gibbs for negligent contact with umpire Jason Armstrong in Q1. Gibbs accepted guilt and the MRP imposed fine of $900.


GRAND FINAL
no report


PREMIERSHIP SEASON

ROUND 1
CARLTON v RICHMOND
Alex Rance (Rch) cited with a Level Four rough conduct offence against Jarrad Waite (Carlton) in Q2. With an early plea Waite can accept a three-match suspension.
The incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of seven activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Four offence, drawing 425 demerit points and a four-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 318.75 points and a three-match sanction.
Rance admitted guilt and accepted the MRP three-match suspension .

GEELONG v ST KILDA
Jimmy Bartel (Gee) was cited with the first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Ray Chamberlain in Q1. Bartel was offered a $900 with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.
Bartlet admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $900.
Matthew Scarlett (Gee) was cited with a Level Two striking charge against Nick Riewoldt in Q3. Scarlett's previous poor record means his one-game penalty remains as such, even with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 137.50 points. He also has 68.75 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 206.25 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 154.69 points and a one-match sanction.
Scarlett admitted guilt and accepted the MRP one-match suspension.


ROUND 2
ST KILDA v RICHMOND
Match Day Report:
Luke McGuane (Rch) reported for rough conduct on Farren Ray (StK) in Q2.
MRP charge:
Luke McGuane (Rch) charged with a Level 3 rough conduct offence on Farren Ray (StK) in Q2. Player offered a two-match with an early plea.
After considering the video evidence and medical report lodged by St Kilda, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 243.75 points and a two-match sanction.
McGuane admitted guilt and accepted the MRP two-match suspension.

WESTERN BULLDOGS v BRISBANE
Daniel Giansiracusa (WB) charged with first offence wrestling Jed Adcock (Bri) in Q1. Player can accept $900 fine with early plea.
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n summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Giansiracua admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $900.
Jed Adcock (Bri) charged with first offence wrestling Daniel Giansiracusa (WB) in Q1. Player can accept $900 fine with early plea.
In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.
Adcock admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $900.
James Polkinghorne (Bri) charged with Level One striking of Callan Ward (WB) in Q3. In summary, player can accept a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.
After considering the video evidence and medical report lodged by the Western Bulldogs, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.
Polkinghorne admitted guilt and accepted the MRP reprimand.

SYDNEY v ESSENDON
Kieren Jack
(Syd) charged with Second Offence of making negligent contact with field umpire Troy Pannell in Q3.
In summary, Jack can accept an $1800 sanction with an early plea.
A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to an $1800 sanction.

Jack admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $1800.

HAWTHORN v MELBOURNE
Cyril Rioli (Haw) charged with Level Two striking of Nathan Jones (Mel) in Q2. In light of prior record player even with an early plea will be suspended for one match.
After considering the video evidence and medical report lodged by Melbourne, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has a total of two matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 150 demerit points. He also has 48.75 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 198.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 149.06 points and a one-match sanction.
Rioli admitted guilt and accepted the MRP suspension of one match.


ROUND 3
WESTERN BULLDOGS v GOLD COAST
Campbell Brown (GC) charged with a Level Three of striking offence Callan Ward (WB) in Q2..
His previous poor record means his two game sanction must remain at two matches with an early plea, for this offence.
After considering the medical report lodged by the Western Bulldogs, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of two matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 270 demerit points. He also has 2.50 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 272.50 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 204.38 points and a two-match sanction.
With an early plea Brown admitted guilt and accepted a two-game suspension.

Campbell Brown (GC) charged with a Level Two bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Barry Hall (WB) in Q2.
His previous poor record means that two game sanction must remain at two matches with an early plea, for this offence.
The incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 250 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of two matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 300 demerit points and a three-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 225 points and a two-match sanction.
Please note, for where a player has been charged with multiple offences during one match, under the Tribunal guidelines, the points for each offence where the player either accepts a penalty or is found guilty are added together to form a total amount. For each amount of 100 points in the total penalty, there must be one match served as a result.
With an early plea Brown admitted guilt and accepted a two-game suspension. In total, Brown was suspended a total of four matches.

ADELAIDE v FREMANTLE
Ivan Maric
(Ade) charged with a Level One offence for engaging in rough conduct against Michael Walters (Fre) in Q4.
In summary, his five-year good record means that he can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.
Adelaide sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. After a deliberation of one hour the Tribunal confirmed the MRP penalty of a reprimand to player Maric.

RICHMOND v HAWTHORN
Jack Riewoldt (Rch) charged with a first offence for making an obscene gesture in Q2.
In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for making an obscene gesture is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

With an early plea Riewoldt admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $900.

ST KILDA v ESSENDON
Nick Riewoldt (StK) charged with a first offence for wrestling Cale Hooker Ess) in Q4.
In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.
With an early plea Riewoldt admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $900.
Cale Hooker (Ess) charged with a first offence for wrestling Nick Riewoldt (StK) in Q4.
In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.
With an early plea Hooker admitted guilt and accepted the MRP fine of $900.

ROUND 4
RICHMOND v COLLINGWOOD
Chris Dawes (Col) charged with a Level One striking offence against Reece Conca (Rch) in Q2.
Dawes previous poor record means that his reprimand is increased to a one-game penalty and must remain at one-game, even with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has an existing bad record of 93.75 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 173.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 130.31 points and a one-match sanction.
Collingwood sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. On Tuesday night,
The jury took less than five minutes to judge the incident was an accident and cleared Dawes of the charge.

SYDNEY v GEELONG
Nick Smith (Syd) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Jason Armstrong in Q3.
Smith can accept a $900 penalty with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 penalty.
Smith admitted guilt with an early plea and accepted the MRP fine of $900.

FREMANTLE v NORTH MELBOURNE
Matthew Pavlich (Fre) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Liam Anthony, North Melbourne in Q1.
In summary, Pavlich's previous good record means that he can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Fremantle sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. On Tuesday night the case was successfully argued that the action had been negligent rather than reckless and the charge downgraded to a Level One offence. Due to his good record and guilty plea Pavlich received a reprimand and 45 points taken forward to his record.


ROUND 5
PORT ADELAIDE v GOLD COAST
Nathan Bock
(GC) charged with a count of rough conduct with a high bump on Jason Trengove (PA) in Q4.
The offence attracts a two-game suspension but on an early plea the penalty is reduced to one-game and 68.75 carry over points.
Bock accepted guilt and a one-match suspension with an early plea.

NORTH MELBOURNE v RICHMOND
Dustin Jackson (Rch) charged with a Level Two striking charge against Scott Thompson
(NM) in Q4.
Jackson's prior record of head-butting and rough conduct from last season were brought into account. Should he accept an early plea of a one-match suspension Jackson will reduce his carry-over points to 172.04.
Jackson accepted guilt and through an early plea a one-match penalty.

HAWTHORN v GEELONG
Sam Mitchell (Haw) charged with Level One rough conduct charge for his head-high bump on Steve Johnson (Gee) in Q1.
The charge normally carries 125 demerit points and a one-game suspension but an early plea would reduce the penalty to a reprimand and carry-over points for the next 12 months to 93.75.
Mitchell accepted guilt and the reprimand with an early plea.
Liam Shiels (Haw) charged with making negligent contact with umpire Troy Pannell in Q3 causing Pannell to fall to the ground.
A first offence carries a $1200 fine, however with an earlt plea the penalty is reduced to $900.
Pannell accepted guilt and the fine of $900 through the early plea.


ROUND 6
WEST COAST v MELBOURNE
Luke Tapscott (Mel) charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Mark Nicoski (WCE) in Q2.
Tapscott could accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the West Coast Eagles, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
If Tapscott does plead guilty he will be ineligible to win the NAB Rising Star award because his offence attracted an original penalty of more than 100 points.

Tapscott took the early plea and was reprimanded.

ADELAIDE v ST KILDA
Zac Dawson (StK) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Chris Knights (Ade) in Q1.
Dawson's poor record means that his one-match suspension must remain at one match, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows, The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of two matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 150 demerit points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 112.50 points and a one-match suspension.
St Kilda sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. On Tuesday night the Tribunal upheld the findings of the MRP. The player was suspended for one match.
Sam Jacobs (Ade) charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Jason Gram (StK) in Q2.
Jacobs could accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, The incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Jacobs with the early plea admitted guilt and received a reprimand
Kurt Tippett (Ade) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Sam Fisher (StK) in Q3.
Tippett could accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Tippett with the early plea admitted guilt and took the reprimand.

COLLINGWOOD v WESTERN BULLDOGS
Ryan Griffen (WB) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Michael Vozzo in Q3.
Griffin can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Griffin took the early plea and the $900 fine.


ROUND 7
PORT ADELAIDE v HAWTHORN
Jay Schulz (PA) charged with a first offence for wrestling Rick Ladson (Haw) in Q1.
Schulz can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.
Schulz took the early plea and the MRP fine of $900.

WESTERN BULLDOGS v SYDNEY SWANS
Ted Richards (Syd) charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Lindsay Gilbee (WB) in Q2.
Due to a five-year good record, Richards can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 126.56 points and a one-match sanction.
Sydney sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. At Tuesday's Tribunal Richards was cleared of the rough conduct charge.

RICHMOND v FREMANTLE
Nathan Fyfe (Fre) charged with a second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire, this time Shane Stewart in Q2.
Fyfe can accept an $1800 penalty with an early plea.
A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to an $1800 penalty.
Fremantle sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. At Tuesday's hearing no verdict was reached due to the failure of the video link.
The case was finally heard on Tuesday, May 17th. Fyfe successfully challenged a charge of making negligent contact with an umpire. Fyfe argued he was pushed into the umpire's path at a centre bounce by Richmond's Nathan Foley.

GOLD COAST v BRISBANE
Jack Redden (Bri) charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Gary Ablett (GC) in Q1.
Redden can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Redden took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the MRP reprimand.

ESSENDON v WEST COAST
Nathan Lovett-Murray (Ess) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Matt Leppard in Q2.
Lovett-Murray can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Lovett-Murray took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the $900 penalty.

MELBOURNE v ADELAIDE
Jack Trengove (Mel) charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Patrick Dangerfield (Ade) in Q3.
In summary, Trengove can accept a two-match sanction with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 243.75 points and a two-match sanction.
Melbourne sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. At the hearing on Tuesday night the Tribunal upheld the MRP findings and Trengove was suspended for three matches.

ST KILDA v CARLTON
Leigh Montagna (StK) was offered a one-week suspension for his misconduct towards Ed Curnow (Car) in Q1 when he heavily bumped Curnow as he left the field clutching an injured shoulder.
Montagna's existing poor record of 93.75 carried over points from the last 12 months mean he cannot escape suspension even if the Saints decide to take an early plea.
If St Kilda choose to contest the charge and fail to have it downgraded or thrown out, they'll risk losing Montagna for two weeks, meaning he'll be out of both this week's clash with Hawthorn and the round nine match against Melbourne.
If he accepts the penalty, he will miss just the Hawks game and will carry 64.06 points for the next 12 months.
Montagna accepted the one-match suspension and apologised for his actions.
Chris Judd (Car) was fined $1800 for instigating a melee that occurred at the quarter-time break, and then a further $1200 for partaking.
Carlton players
Aaron Joseph, Heath Scotland, Mitch Robinson and Marc Murphy were offered $1200 fines for first offences of engaging in a melee.
St Kilda's
David Armitage and Sam Gilbert have been handed the same fine while Jason Gram is up for $2100 with an early plea as his is a second offence.
All players accepted their fines.

ROUND 8
NORTH MELBOURNE v MELBOURNE
Lynden Dunn (Mel) charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Daniel Pratt (NM) in Q1.
Dunn was offered a two-match penalty with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from North Melbourne, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 243.75 points and a two-match sanction.
Dunn took the early plea of guilty and a suspension of two-matches.

BRISBANE v ESSENDON
Heath Hocking (Ess) charged with a Level Five striking offence against James Polkinghorne (Bri) in Q1.
Hocking was offered a three-match penalty with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of eight activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Five offence, drawing 425 demerit points and a four-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 318.75 points and a three-match sanction.
Hocking took the early plea of guilty and a suspension of three matches.

Sam Sheldon (Bri) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Matt Stevic in Q1.
Sheldon was offered a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 penalty.
Sheldon took the early plea of guilty and a fine of $900.

HAWTHORN v ST KILDA
Steven Baker (StK) charged with a Level Three striking offence against Michael Osborne (Haw) in Q2.
Due to Baker's previous poor record, his two-match penalty will remain at two matches, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Hawthorn, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of nine matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 50 per cent to 337.50 points and a three-match sanction. He also has 46.89 points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 384.39 points. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 288.29 points and a two-match sanction.
Baker took the early plea of guilty and a suspension of three matches.

David Armitage (StK) charged with a Level One striking offence against Grant Birchall (Haw) in Q4.
Armitage was offered a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Hawthorn, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.
Armitage took the early plea of guilty and a reprimand

WESTERN BULLDOGS v RICHMOND
Robin Nahas (Rch) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Michael Jennings in Q1.
Nahas was offered a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Nahas took the early plea of guilty and a fine of $900.

Jake King (Rch) charged with a first offence for misconduct in that he made unnecessary contact with a trainer (Mark Borg) from the Western Bulldogs club in Q4.
King was offered a $1200 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for misconduct is a $1600 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.
Richmond sought the adjudication of the Tribunal.
King challenged the charge of misconduct. Following a one-hour hearing on Tuesday night, the Tribunal found King guilty but reduced the recommended fine by half to $900.


ROUND 9
CARLTON v GEELONG
Brock McLean
(Car) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with a umpire Chris Donlon in Q1.
McLean can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
McLean took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the $900 fine.

ST KILDA v MELBOURNE
Joel Macdonald (Mel) charged with a first offence for wrestling Nick Winmar (StK), during the half-time break.
MacDonald can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty.
An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.

MacDonald took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the $900 fine.

PORT ADELAIDE v FREMANTLE
Stephen Hill (Fre) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with a umpire Stuart Wenn in Q3.
Hill can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Hill took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the $900 fine.

RICHMOND v ESSENDON
Dylan Grimes (Rch) charged with a Level One tripping offence against Leroy Jetta (Ess) in Q3.
Grimes can accept a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Essendon, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.
Grimes took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the reprimand and 60 points toward his future record.

SYDNEY v HAWTHORN
Adam Goodes (Syd) charged with a Level One tripping offence against Brent Guerra (Haw) in Q4.
Goodes can accept a reprimand and 66 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Hawthorn, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has an existing bad record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 88 demerit points. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 66 points towards his future record.
Goodes took the early plea, admitted guilt and accepted the reprimand and 66 points toward his future record.


ROUND 10
MELBOURNE v CARLTON
Colin Sylvia
(Mel) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Jason Armstrong in Q3.
Sylvia can accept a $900 penalty with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Sylvia took the
early guilty plea and $900 fine.

NORTH MELB v SYDNEY
Michael Firrito
(NM) charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Ryan O’Keefe (Syd) in Q2.
Due to Firrito's previous poor record, his one-match penalty must remain at one match, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Sydney, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match suspension. He has an existing bad record of 93.75 points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 218.75 points and a two-match suspension. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 164.06 points and a one-match penalty.
Firrito took the
early guilty plea and one-match suspension.

FREMANTLE v ST KILDA
Brett Peake
(StK) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Dylan Roberton (Fre) in Q3.
Due to Peake's five-year good record, he can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the evidence of the officiating umpire, Jacob Mollison, who laid a report on match day, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match suspension. He has a five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 93.75 points and a reprimand. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.
Peake took the
early guilty plea of a reprimand.

GOLD COAST v GEELONG
Karmichael Hunt
(GC) charged with a Level Two bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Nathan Vardy (Gee) in Q1.
Hunt can accept one-match penalty with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Geelong, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 250 demerit points and a two-match suspension. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 187.50 points and a one-match penalty.
Hunt took the
early guilty plea and one-match suspension.

ADELAIDE v BRISBANE
Rory Sloane
(Ade) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Shane McInerney in Q4.Sloane can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Sloane took the
early guilty plea and $900 fine.

COLLINGWOOD v WEST COAST
Luke Ball (Col) with a Level One tripping offence against Daniel Kerr (WCE) in Q2.
Due to a five-year good record Ball can accept a reprimand and 45 points towards his future record with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 45 points towards his future record.
Ball took the early guilty plea and reprimand.

Cameron Wood (Col) charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Dean Cox (WCE) in Q3.
Wood can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from West Coast, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Wood took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

ROUND 11
ESSENDON v MELBOURNE
Jack Trengove (Mel) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire Chris Donlon In Q1.
Trengove can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Trengove took the
early guilty plea and $900 fine.

GEELONG v WEST.B'DOGS
Ryan Hargrave (WB) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Steve Johnson
(Gee) in Q3.
Due to a five-year good record, Hargrave can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Geelong Cats, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.
Hargrave took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

WEST COAST v GOLD COAST
Scott Selwood (WCE) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Gary Ablett
(GC) in Q4.
Selwood can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Selwood took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

COLLINGWOOD v ST KILDA
Dale Thomas (Col) charged with a Level Three striking offence against Clint Jones
(StK) in Q2.
Due to a five-year good record, Thomas can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 126.56 points and a one-match sanction.
Collingwood sought the adjudication of the Tribunal.
On Tuesday night the AFL Tribunal dismissed the application to alter the MRP findings. Thomas was suspended for one match.

BRISBANE v SYDNEY
Ben McGlynn (Syd) charged with a Level One tripping offence against Ash McGrath
(Bri) in Q3.
McGlynn can accept a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record.
McGlynn took the
early guilty plea and reprimand and 60 points to his record.

ROUND 12
ST KILDA v WEST.B'DOGS
Brett Peake (StK) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Scott Jeffery in Q4.
Peake can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 penalty. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Peake took the early guilty plea and $900 fine.

ADELAIDE v WEST COAST
Jack Darling
(WCE) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Brett Rosebury in Q1.
Darling can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.
Darling took the
early guilty plea and $900 fine.

GEELONG v HAWTHORN
Joel Selwood (Gee) charged with a Level Five striking offence against Brent Guerra
(Haw) in Q4.
Selwood can accept a three-match sanction with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available, the evidence gathered as part of an investigation by the MRP and a medical report from Hawthorn, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of eight activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Five offence, drawing 425 demerit points and a four-match suspension. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 318.75 points and a three-match sentence.
Geelong sought the adjudication of the Tribunal.
On Tuesday evening the Tribunal ruled the offence was intentional and the four-game MRP suspension would stand.

CARLTON v BRISBANE
Mitch Robinson (Car) charged with a Level One bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Jack Redden
(Bri) in Q2.
Robinson can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Robinson took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

SYDNEY v RICHMOND
Matt White (Rch) charged with a Level One tripping offence against Craig Bird
(Syd) in Q3.
White, due to a five-year good record, can accept a reprimand and 45 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. He has an existing five-year good record, reducing the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 60 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 45 points towards his future record.
White took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

MELBOURNE v COLLINGWOOD
Jack Trengove (Mel) charged with a second offence of making negligent contact with an umpire – Jacob Mollison this time, in Q1.
Trengove can accept an $1800 penalty with an early plea.
A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to an $1800 penalty.
Trengove took the early guilty plea and $1800 fine.

ROUND 13
HAWTHORN v GOLD COAST
Lance Franklin (Haw) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Maverick Weller (GC) in Q3.
Due to a previous poor record, Franklin's one-match penalty must remain at one match, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of four matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 40 per cent to 175 demerit points. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 131.25 points and a one-match suspension.
Franklin took the
early guilty plea and one-match suspension.

ESSENDON v NORTH MELBOURNE
Brent Stanton (Ess) charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Nathan Grima (NM) in Q3.
Due to a five-year good record, Stanton can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.
Based on the video evidence available, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, which reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.
Stanton took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

Kyle Hardingham (Ess) charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Lindsay Thomas (NM) in Q3.
Hardingham can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from North Melbourne, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match suspension. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match suspension.

Hardingham took the
early guilty plea and one-match suspension.

BRISBANE v RICHMOND
Jake King (Rch) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Ash McGrath (Bri) in Q1.
Due to a previous poor record, King's one-match suspension must remain at one-match, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available, an investigation by the MRP and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing poor record of four matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 40 per cent to 175 demerit points. He also has 9.35 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 184.35 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 138.26 points and a one-match suspension.
Richmond sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. On Wednesday night, the Tribunal upheld the MRP suspension of one match.

ST KILDA v GEELONG
Mathew Stokes (Gee) charged with a Level Three striking offence against Justin Koschitzke (StK) in Q2.
Stokes can accept a one-match suspension with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and groin contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 247.50 points. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 185.63 points and a one-match suspension.
Stokes took the
early guilty plea and one-match suspension.

Justin Koschitzke (StK) charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Mitch Duncan (Gee) in Q2.
Due to a previous poor record, Koschitzke's two-game penalty must remain at two games, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Geelong Cats, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing poor record of five matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 50 per cent to 337.50 points and a three-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 253.13 points and a two-match suspension.
Koschitzke took the
early guilty plea and two-match suspension.

Josh Hunt (Gee) charged with a Level Two striking offence against Adam Schneider (StK) in Q2.
Hunt's previous poor record means that his one-game penalty must remain at one game, even with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing poor record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 137.50 points. He also has 68.75 points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 206.25 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 154.69 points and a one-match suspension.
Hunt took the
early guilty plea and one-match suspension.

Joel Corey (Gee) charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Jack Steven (StK) in Q4.
Corey can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from St Kilda, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.
Corey took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

MELBOURNE v FREMANTLE
Tom Scully (Mel) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Matt Leppard in Q4.
Scully can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Scully took the
early guilty plea and $900 fine.

CARLTON v SYDNEY
Ryan O’Keefe (Syd) charged with a Level One bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Marc Murphy (Car) in Q1.
Due to a five-year good record, O'Keefe can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record. An early plea reduces the penalty to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.
O'Keefe took the
early guilty plea and reprimand.

Nick Malceski (Syd) charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with umpire Michael Jennings in Q4.
In summary, he can accept a $900 fine with an early plea.
A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 fine. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 fine.
Malceski took the early guilty plea and $900 fine.

Shane Mumford (Syd) charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against David Ellard (Car) in Q4.
Mumford can accept a two-match sanction with an early plea.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of two matches suspended within the last three years increasing the penalty by 20 per cent to 390 demerit points and a three-match suspension. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 292.50 points and a two-match suspension.
Mumford took the early guilty plea and two-match suspension.


ROUND 14

The full text version of MRP findings from incidents in Round 14 disappeared off the radar, hence the limited reference.

HAWTHORN v ESSENDON
David Zaharakis (Ess) fined $900 for contact with umpire Chris Donlon in Q3..
Jordan Lewis (Haw) for head-butting Angus Monfries (Ess) in Q3.
Hawthorn called for the Tribunal to judge the charge. The Tribunal found Lewis guilty and suspended him for two matches.


GOLD COAST v WEST.B'DOGS

Gary Ablett (GC) fined $900 for contact with umpire Ben Ryan in Q3.
Liam Picken (WB) fined $900 for contact with umpire Ben Ryan in Q3.
Daniel Cross (WB) reprimanded for rough conduct against Sam Iles (GC) in Q2.
Justin Sherman (WB) on Wednesday was suspended for racially abusing Nigerian-born Joel Wilkinson (GC) during the match. Sherman
Sherman, will also pay $5000 to a charity chosen by the Suns and attend an education program.

CARLTON v WEST COAST

Match day report:
Quinten Lynch (WCE) reported by umpire Scott Jeffery for head-high contact on Marc Murphy in Q4.
Lynch accepted an MRP reprimand for this action.
MRP charges:
Quinten Lynch (WCE) charged with rough conduct against Marc Murphy (Car) in Q3.
West Coast called for the Tribunal to judge the charge. Case held over to July 5.
At the Tribunal hearing on July 5 Lynch pleaded guilty but is was successfully argued and the rough conduct charge was downgraded to low impact. Lynch was suspended for one match.
Will Schofield (WCE) reprimanded for tripping Marc Murphy (Car) in Q3.
Bret Thornton (Car) reprimanded for misconduct on Nic Naitanui (WCE) in Q3.


ROUND 15
WEST.B'DOGS v MELBOURNE
Brent Moloney (Mel) charged with rough conduct against Ryan Griffin (WB) in Q3.
Moloney took the early guilty plea and accepted a reprimand.


ROUND 16
WEST COAST v GEELONG
Nic Naitanui (WCE) charged with front-on forceful contact against Taylor Hunt (Gee) in Q2.
Naitanui took the
early guilty plea and accepted a reprimand.
Brad Ottens (Gee) charged with striking Mark Nicoski (WCE) in Q4. Ottens' 5-year good record brings a reduction from three to a one match suspension.
Ottens took the
early guilty plea and accepted the one-match suspension.

ESSENDON v RICHMOND
Tyrone Vickery (Rch) was charged with being the instigator of a melee at quarter-time. He was fined $1800.
Patrick Ryder (Ess) for being part of a melee a second time was fined $2800.
Others taking part were fined $1200 each – Richmond's Vickery,
Shane Grigg, Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin and Essendon's Jake Melksham, Leroy Jetta.
All players in the melee took the
early guilty plea and accepted the MRP fine.

PORT ADELAIDE v ST KILDA

Two melees were experienced in Q3 resulting in charges against Nick Dal Santo (StK, 2nd offence, two charges), Sam Fisher (StK, 2nd offence), Sam Fisher (StK, 2nd offence) were fined $2100 for their part.
Stephen Milne (StK, two charges), Jack Steven (StK) fined $1200 on each charge.
Robbie Gray (PA, 2nd offence) fined $2100. Port's Travis Boak, David Rodan, Matthew Lobbe, Tom Logan, Hamish Harlett, Jay Schulz, Chad Cornes were each fined $1200.
All players in the melee took the early guilty plea and accepted the MRP fine.
David Rodan (PA) was guilty of negligent contact with umpire Shane Stewart in Q2. He was fined $900.
Rodan took the early guilty plea and the $900 fine.

ROUND 17
ADELAIDE v ESSENDON
Andy Ottten (Ade) for tripping Stewart Crameri (Ess) in Q3.
Otten took the
early guilty plea and a reprimand.

SYDNEY v FREMANTLE
Luke McPharlin (Fre) charged with rough conduct against Craig Bird (Syd) in Q1.
In light of McPharlin's good record, he can accept a reprimand.
McPharlin took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.
For their part of a Q3 melee Shane Mumford (Syd), Ben McGlynn (Syd) and Nick Lower (Fre) accepted with an early guilty plea the first offence fine of $1200. Adam McPhee (Fre) for his part was fined $2100 (second offence) with an early guilty plea.
Craig Bird (Syd) for negligent contact with umpire Rob Findlay in Q4 was fined $900 with an early guilty plea.

ROUND 18
ST KILDA v ADELAIDE

Nick Riewoldt (StK) charged with rough conduct against Brad Symes (Ade) in Q1.
In light of Riewoldt's first charge of his career, he can accept a one-match penalty.
Riewoldt took the
early guilty plea and accepted a one-game suspension.

NORTH MELB v BRISBANE
Jed Adcock (Bri) for making forceful front-on contact against Levi Greenwood (NM) in Q2.
Adcock with a five-year good record took the
early guilty plea of a reprimand.
Leigh Adams (NM) negligent contact with umpire Troy Parnell in Q3.
Adams took the
early guilty plea and the fine of $900.
Pearce Hanley (Bri) negligent contact with umpire Troy Parnell in Q3.
Hanley took the
early guilty plea and the fine of $900.

FREMANTLE v WEST COAST
Luke McPharlin (Fre) with striking Josh J Kennedy (WCE) in Q4.
In light of McPharlin's poor record, his reprimand was increased to a one-match suspension, even with an early plea.
McPharlin took the
early guilty plea and the one-game penalty.


ROUND 19
NORTH MELB v CARLTON
Jack Ziebell (NM) striking Kade Simpson (Car) in Q1.
Ziebell took the
early guilty plea and a reprimand.

WEST.B'DOGS v WEST COAST
Tom Williams (WB) tripping Mark LeCras (WCE) in Q1.
Williams took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.

GOLD COAST v ST KILDA
Zac Dawson (StK) striking Josh Fraser (GC) in Q4.
Due to his poor record Dawson's penalty will remain at one match, even with an early plea.
Dawson took the
early guilty plea and the one-game penalty.

FREMANTLE v HAWTHORN
Greg Broughton (Fre) negligent contact with umpire Robert Findlay in Q2.
Broughton for negligent contact with field umpire
Rob Findlay in Q4 was fined $900 with an early guilty plea.
Dylan Roberton (Fre) striking Xavier Ellis (Haw) in Q3.
Roberton took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.

ADELAIDE v PORT ADELAIDE
Chris Knights (Ade) rough conduct against Brett Ebert (PA) in Q2.
In light of Knights' good five-year record he can accept a reprimand.
Knigths took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.
Cameron O'Shea (PA) striking David Mackay (Ade) in Q4.
O'Shea took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.


ROUND 20
ST KILDA v FREMANTLE
Adam McPhee (Fre) striking Sam Gilbert (StK) in Q1.
McPhee took the
early guilty plea of a one-match suspension.

PORT ADELAIDE v COLLINGWOOD
Robbie Gray (PA) tripping Andrew Krakouer (Col) in Q3.
Gray took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.
Ben Johnson (Col) rough conduct against Robbie Gray (PA) in Q3.
Johnson took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.


ROUND 21
ST KILDA v COLLINGWOOD
Nick Dal Santo (StK) negligent contact with umpire Shaun Ryan in Q1.
Dal Santo took the
early guilty plea and a $900 fine.

HAWTHORN v PORT ADELAIDE
Tom Jonas (PA) for negligent contact with umpire Jason Armstrong in Q3.
Jonas took the
early guilty plea and a $900 fine.

RICHMOND v SYDNEY
Tyrone Vickery (Rch) rough conduct against Craig Bird (Syd) in Q4.
Vickey took the
early guilty plea and accepted the MRP reprimand.

ADELAIDE v GEELONG
Match Reports:
Cameron Mooney (Gee) by umpire Shane Stewart for front-on contact on Graham Johncock (Ade) in Q1. The MRP ruled
Mooney's poor record means a one-match penalty stands, even with an early plea.
Mooney took the
early guilty plea and the one-match suspension.

Shaun McKernan (Ade) by umpire Shane Stewart for tripping Steve Johnson (Gee) in Q4.
McKernan took the early guilty plea and the MRP reprimand.


ROUND 22
WEST COAST v ESSENDON
Heath Hocking (Ess) rough conduct against Daniel Kerr (WCE) in Q3. The MRP ruled Hocking's poor record means a one-match penalty stands, even with an early plea.
Essendon sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. The Tribunal on Tuesday night upheld the one-match suspension imposed by the MRP.

NORTH MELBOURNE v FREMANTLE
Clayton Hinkley (Fre) front-on offence against Aaron Mullett (NM) in Q1.
Hinkley took the
early guilty plea and accepted the MRP reprimand.

SYDNEY v ST KILDA
Jude Bolton (Syd) for negligent contact with umpire Ray Chamberlain in Q4.
Bolton took the
early guilty plea and a $900 fine.
Dean Polo (StK) for tripping Adam Goodes (Syd) in Q4.
Polo took the
early guilty plea and accepted a reprimand.

MELBOURNE v RICHMOND
Colin Sylvia (Mel) striking Jayden Post (Rch) during Q1.
Sylvia's poor record means a two-match penalty stands, even with an early plea.
Sylvia took the
early guilty plea and accepted the two-match suspension.
Jack Riewoldt (Rch) and Jordie McKenzie were both charged with wrestling each other in Q1.
Both players took the early guilty plea and a fine of $900.
Aaron Davey (Mel) for striking Mitch Morton (Rch).
Davey took the
early guilty plea of a one-match suspension.

ROUND 23
FREMANTLE v COLLINGWOOD
Dale Thomas (Col) charged with rough conduct against Garrick Ibbotson (Fre) in Q1. The MRP ruled a two-match penalty and in light of Thomas' poor record the suspension will remain, even with an early plea.
Thomas took the
early guilty plea of a two-match suspension.
Nick Lower (Fre) charged with bumping or forceful contact from front-on against Dale Thomas (Col) in Q1.
The MRP ruled a three-game penalty with an early plea.
Lower took the
early guilty plea of a three-match suspension.

ST KILDA v NORTH MELBOURNE
Levi Greenwood (NM) charged with bumping or forceful contact from front-on against David Armitage (StK) in Q2.
Greenwood can accept a one-game penalty with an early plea.
Greenwood took the
early guilty plea of a three-match suspension.
David Armitage (StK) charged with rough conduct against Leigh Adams (NM) in Q2. With carry-over points, the MRP one-game suspension will stand, even with an early plea.
Armitage took the
early guilty plea of a one-match suspension.
Jack Ziebell (NM) charged with charged with bumping or forceful contact from front-on against Nick Riewoldt (StK) in Q3.
With carry-over points, a three-game suspension stands, with an early plea.
Ziebell took the
early guilty plea of a three-match suspension.


ADELAIDE v RICHMOND
On Tuesday
morning the Adelaide club asked for a re-evaluation of an incident, where the head of Andy Otten (Ade) hit the ground when he was tackled by Jake King (Rch) late in the third quarter.
The Match Review Panel again looked at the matter. The concussion suffered by Otten most likely was as a result of King's tackle, and King was charged by the MRP with rough conduct against Otten.
Richmond sought the adjudication of the Tribunal which on Tuesday night upheld the MRP's assessment of the incident as negligent, low impact and high contact and King was suspended for two matches.
Normally the rough conduct charge would mean a one-week ban, but King's poor record meant the penalty was increased to two matches, which could not have been reduced even with an early guilty plea.


ROUND 24
CARLTON v ST KILDA
Stephen Milne (StK) charged with the Level Two striking offence against Aaron Joseph (Car) in Q3.
In light of Milne's good five-year record he can accept a reprimand.
Milne took the
early guilty plea and the reprimand.
Aaron Joseph (Car) charged with misconduct in that he stood on the hand of Stephen Milne (StK) in Q3.
With an
early guilty plea, Joseph accepted a $900 fine.


ELIMINATION & QUALIFYING
GEELONG v HAWTHORN
Sam Mitchell
(Haw) for negligent contact with umpire Chris Dolan in Q2.
MItchell took the early guilty plea of a $900 fine.

ST KILDA v SYDNEY
Dean Polo
(StK) for negligent contact with umpire Ray Chamberlain in Q2.
Polo took the early guilty plea of a $900 fine.

SEMI-FINALS
no charges laid

PRELIMINARY FINALS
no charges

GRAND FINAL

Leon Davis (Col) charged with rough conduct against Geelong's Harry Taylor in Q2. Because the offence occurred during the grand final, the base points of 125 are added and draws a two-match suspension. An early guilty plea would reduce the penalty to one match.
Davis took the early guilty plea of a one-match suspension.

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THE TRIBUNAL SYSTEM
TABLE OF OFFENCES
Offence Level
1
Level
2
Level
3
Level
4
Level
5
Striking 75 125 225 325 425
Kicking 125 225 325 425 550
Charging 75 125 225 325 425
Kneeing 125 225 325 425 550
Contact with umpire
(intentional or reckless)
75 225 325 425 550
Rough contact 75 125 225 325 425
Headbutt (contact with head) 75 125 225 325 425
Tripping 75 125 225 325 425
Attempting to strike/kick/trip 75 125 175 225 325
Pushing/throwing a player over 75 125 175 225 325

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On February 6, the AFL announced minor changes to its tribunal procedures for 2006 after a special review.

The changes include:

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A change in the weighting for prior offences based on concerns that these may be excessive when combined with carry over points. In 2006 players will receive a 10 per cent loading for an offence for each match suspension beyond one match in the previous three AFL seasons. The maximum weighting a player can receive will be capped at 50 per cent.

Last year players received a 10 per cent loading for each one-match suspension, 20 per cent for each two-match suspension and 30 per cent for each suspension of three or more matches.

l Players will no longer be automatically disqualified for a 25 per cent discount for a good record if their only reportable offence in the past five years resulted in a financial penalty. This affects offences such as wrestling, participating in a melee or shaking a goalpost.

l The tribunal jury will be bound by the table of offences when classifying an offence, unless exceptional or compelling circumstances apply. Previously, when the tribunal classified an offence differently from the Match Review Panel, the suspension was left at the discretion of the tribunal.

l The deadline for the acceptance of an early plea has been extended from 10am to 11am on the day after the notification of a charge. This will give clubs extra time to assess an offer from the Match Review Panel, particularly the Western Australian clubs operating under a different time zone.

l Additional categories of misconduct have been added to the table of offences. These are spitting, contact with head – including face – and unreasonable and unnecessary contact with an injured player. This will enable the MRP to classify these offences, providing players with an option to enter an early plea rather than automatically having to face the tribunal.

l The activation points applicable to the location of an offence (either in-play or behind-play) have been changed so no points are added when an offence occurs in-play. Last year two activation points applied to behind-play incidents and one point applied to in-play incidents. Based on feedback, the AFL agreed an extra loading should not be applied to in-play incidents.

l The stated definitions of behind play and the classifications of intentional, reckless or negligent have also been expanded and clarified at the request of AFL clubs.

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u The level of a charge is determined by a combination of four factors: conduct
(intentional, reckless or negligent); impact damage to victim (severe, high, medium, low); location (in play, behind play); contact (high, or to the body).

DEFINITIONS

Behind play means not within close proximity to the ball and (a) occurring at any location which could not reasonably be regarded as an option for delivery of the ball, by a person in control of the ball or who is likely to gain control of the ball; and (b) occurring during times when play has stopped, including the breaks between quarters or after the final siren.

The definition of behind play also confirms that incidents will not be regarded as behind play if they occur as part of what could be reasonably regarded as an option for the next passage of play.

Intentional means a deliberate desire to commit a reportable offence. It requires evidence, drawn from observations of a player's behaviour that the player set out to commit a reportable offence.

Reckless differs from intentional in that a player does not need to show a deliberate desire to commit a reportable offence.

Negligent means the failure to take due care to avoid any consequences that could reasonably be foreseen to result in a reportable offence. Negligent is different from intentional and reckless in that it does not require a deliberate desire to commit a reportable offence or a reckless disregard for whether or not the action resulted in a reportable offence.

l The definition of an AFL year has also been amended. The league will look at the relevant round (rather than relevant date) as a fairer way of assessing a player's prior record and determining when carry-over points expire.

l The extent to which clubs and players are permitted to use examples from the 2006 Tribunal DVD and any other cases in the relevant year will be the subject of guidelines to be issued by Tribunal Chairman, David Jones QC.

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FINES
Offence 1st 2nd 3rd
Melee $1500 $2500 $3500
Wrestling $1000 $2000 $3000
Negligent contact
with umpire
$2500 $3500 $5000
Language $1000 $2000 $3000
Obscene gesture $1000 $2000 $3000
Disputing decision $1000 $2000 $3000
Interfering with player
kicking for goal
$1000 $2000 $3000
Pinching $1000 $2000 $3000
Hitting roof $500 $1000 $2000
Shaking goal post $500 $1000 $2000
Time wasting $500 $1000 $2000
Prohibited equipment $500 $1000 $2000
Not leaving playing surface $500 $1000 $2000

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REPORTS
REFERRALS
  MATCH REVIEW PANEL
(three members)
REPORTS
l
Umpires
  CHARGE MADE
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NO CHARGE
Panel provides brief reasons why charge rejected

REFERRALS
l
Umpires
l Umpires' observer
l Umpires' manager
l AFL gm football operations
l Club CEO's
l match video
(all matches reviewed)
  ň
A

Player accepts charge, pleads guilty and is penalised according to table of offences and sanctions

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B

Charge goes to tribunal

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GROUNDS FOR APPEAL
l
Error in law.
l Unreasonable decision.
l Classification of offence manifestly excessive.
l Sanction imposed manifestly excessive.
2009 Appeal
NAB CUP
Nick Maxwell (Col) was charged with rough conduct against Patrick McGinnity (WCE) during Q1. The MRP assessed the incident as a Level Three offence because of the negligent contact, high impact and high contact. The MRP determined a three-match suspension.
Collingwood sought the adjudication of the Tribunal.
At the Tribunal hearing conducted on Tuesday, February 17, the two-hour hearing featured the unusual situation where, after 25 minutes of deliberation, the three-man jury called back the tribunal and asked for a clarification on the two questions they had to consider. The finding went against Maxwell who was suspended for four matches.
Collingwood appealed, arguing the tribunal had erred in finding that Maxwell had alternatives in the controversial bumping case.
At the Appeals Board hearing held on Friday morning, February 20, the tribunal verdict of a four-match suspension was overturned.
Successful
ROUND 21
Lance Franklin (Haw) charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Ben Cousins (Rch) in Q3.
Franklin was offered a one-match suspension with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points resulting in the classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.
Hawthorn sought the adjudication of the Tribunal. On Tuesday night the tribunal found the player guilty as charged and suspended him for two matches.
Hawthorn appealed the judgement on an "error in law".
The Hawthorn club appealed on the basis that there was an error in law and that no tribunal acting reasonably could have reached this verdict on the evidence before it.
Following a hearing on Thursday night lasting two and-a-half hours, the Appeals Board dismissed the appeal.
Dismissed
ELIMINATION FINAL
Chris Judd
(Car) was charged with a Level Three misconduct offence in that he made unreasonable and unnecessary contact to the face of Michael Rischitelli (Bri) in Q2.
Judd was offered a two-match sanction with an early plea.
The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match suspension. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 243.75 points and a two-match penalty.
Carlton sought the adjudication of the Tribunal.
On Tuesday night the Tribunal after an hour for the hearing, took just six minutes to find Judd guilty as judged. He was suspended for three premiership matches.
Carlton appealed that
the decision by the Tribunal on Tuesday night was unreasonable, and that both the classification of the offence and the penalty were manifestly excessive.
On Thursday night the appeal was heard and the board upheld the three-match ban handed to Carlton captain.
Dismissed

 

2010 Appeal
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2011 Appeal
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