Tribunal – Match Review Panel findings from Round 10, 2010

Well last week we had Big Bad Barry waiting to see if a headlock gets you weeks, this week its Big Bad Buddy Franklin waiting to see if he can finally get a David Hill style reprieve from the Match Review Panel after his report in the Sydney Swans game. His bump (video available here) looks bad, even to me a Hawks supporter, and with 75 points and 30% loading, this (assuming they don’t throw it out) looks like a possible 1 – 3 match suspension. The Hawks are already coming out saying that they need to throw away the bump, and as a Hawks supporter, I agree. My heart is in my mouth everytime Buddy and even bump specialist, Campbell Brown, get near the ball.  Any way, update over the course of the week, probably starting between 4 – 6pm.

UPDATE:

Wednesday: Fletcher wasn’t successful in his tribunal case and will miss this weeks game.

Tuesday 1:30pm: Fletcher to contest but all others accepted their penalties.

Monday: According to the AFL Twitter feed, Buddy to get a one week suspension. So will Dustin Fletcher. Full details when I have them (Update on Update: Full details available now here)

AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday June 1:

Dustin Fletcher, Essendon, has been charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Barry Hall, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between Essendon and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday May 28, 2010.

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.

Sanctions Accepted:

Jonathan Brown, Brisbane Lions, has accepted a $900 sanction for misconduct in that he pulled the hair of Harry O’Brien, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood, played at the Gabba on Saturday May 29, 2010.

Lance Franklin, Hawthorn, has accepted a one-match sanction for bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Martin Mattner, Sydney Swans, during the fourth quarter of the Round 10 match between Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans, played at the MCG on Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Adam Selwood, West Coast, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ray Chamberlain) during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 30, 2010.


Charges Laid:

Dustin Fletcher, Essendon, has been charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Barry Hall, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between Essendon and the Western Bulldogs, played at Etihad Stadium on Friday May 28, 2010.

In summary, his previous poor record means that his one-match sanction must remain at one match, 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. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 103.13 points and a one-match sanction.

Jonathan Brown, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with a First Offence for misconduct in that he pulled the hair of Harry O’Brien, Collingwood, during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood, played at the Gabba on Saturday May 29, 2010.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for misconduct is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Lance Franklin, Hawthorn, has been charged with a Level One bumping or making forceful contact from front-on offence against Martin Mattner, Sydney Swans, during the fourth quarter of the Round 10 match between Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans, played at the MCG on Sunday, May 30, 2010.

In summary, his previous bad record means that his one-match sanction must remain at one match, 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 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an bad record of three matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 30 per cent to 162.50 points. He also has 75 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 237.50 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 178.13 points and a one-match sanction.

Adam Selwood, West Coast, has been charged with a First offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ray Chamberlain) during the second quarter of the Round 10 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 30, 2010.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction 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.

Other incidents assessed:

Contact between Hawthorn’s Lance Franklin and the Sydney Swans’ Gary Rohan from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that Franklin was moving in to guard the mark with his arms outstretched, should the Sydney player move off his line. It was determined that Franklin was attempting to stop his momentum to guard the mark, when contact was made, and there was no deliberate trip.

Contact involving Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that Ballantyne’s arm was briefly grabbed, forcing him to lose balance and fall backward. He did not intimate contact was made to the head. No further action was taken.

Charges laid from the weekend’s matches

Lance Franklin, Hawthorn, reported by umpire Dean Margetts for engaging in rough conduct against Martin Mattner, Sydney Swans, during the fourth quarter of the Round 10 match between Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans, played at the MCG on Sunday May 30, 2010.

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