AFL Match Review Panel – Round 14 – Lewy Lewis, Oh boy, Why Now?

Short summary as it comes late this week. Lynch and Lewis are the interesting cases as they are challenging and have both been suspended. Lewis used a sly head butt that, too me, doesn’t look good. Lynch has already accepted a striking offence but is challenging the rough conduct charge. Video and details below.

UPDATES

  • Tuesday 12:15pm: Details and video added
  • Tuesday 6:30pm: Lewis found guilty by the tribunal and will miss 2 weeks. Argued that there wasn’t enough contact to warrant an offense. The tribunal didn’t agree.

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Incident Videos

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AFL Tribunal, Tuesday June 28:

Jordan Lewis, Hawthorn, has been charged with a Level Three misconduct offence for headbutting Angus Monfries, Essendon, during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between Hawthorn and Essendon, played at the MCG on Friday June 24, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Essendon, 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 250 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record.

AFL Tribunal, Tuesday July 5:

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, 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 an existing good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 243.75 demerit points and a two-match sanction.

 

Sanctions Accepted:

David Zaharakis, Essendon, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Chris Donlon) during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between Essendon and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Friday June 24, 2011.

Daniel Cross, Western Bulldogs, has accepted a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record for engaging in rough conduct offence against Sam Iles, Gold Coast Suns, during the second quarter of the Round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2011.

Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ben Ryan) during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2011.

Liam Picken, Western Bulldogs, has accepted $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ben Ryan) during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2011.

Will Schofield, West Coast, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for tripping Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the third quarterof the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Bret Thornton, Carlton, has accepted a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record for misconduct for making contact with his head to Nic Naitanui, West Coast, during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between Carlton and West Coast, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, has accepted a reprimand and 45 points towards his future record for striking Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Charges Laid:

David Zaharakis, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Chris Donlon) during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between Essendon and Hawthorn, played at the MCG on Friday June 24, 2011.

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.

Jordan Lewis, Hawthorn, has been charged with a Level Three misconduct offence for headbutting Angus Monfries, Essendon, during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between Hawthorn and Essendon, played at the MCG on Friday June 24, 2011.

IN summary, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Essendon, 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 250 demerit points and a two-match sanction. 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 sanction.

Daniel Cross, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Sam Iles, Gold Coast Suns, during the second quarter of the Round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, he can accept a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available, an investigation by the MRP and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two 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 One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing 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 by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 70.31 points towards his future record.

Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ben Ryan) during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Western Bulldogs, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2011.

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.

Liam Picken, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Ben Ryan) during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns, played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday June 25, 2011.

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.

Will Schofield, West Coast, has been charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the third quarterof the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

IN summary, he 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 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 penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Bret Thornton, Carlton, has been charged with a Level Two misconduct offence for making contact with his head to Nic Naitanui, West Coast, during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between Carlton and West Coast, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, he 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 West Coast, the incident was 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, reducing 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.

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, has been charged with a Level One striking offence against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the third quarter of the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

IN summary, due to a five-year good record, he can accept a reprimand and 45 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 a reprimand and 80 points towards his future record. He has an existing five-year good record, reducing 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.

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of the Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, his three-match sanction can be reduced to one match with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Carlton, 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 an existing good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 243.75 demerit points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 182.81 points and a one-match sanction.

 

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between the Western Bulldogs’ Adam Cooney and the Gold Coast Suns’ Gary Ablett from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The panel said that contact was not made to the head/ neck region of player Ablett but to the back of his shoulder area. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Western Bulldogs’ Barry Hall and the Gold Coast Suns’ Nathan Bock from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. It was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.

Contact between Melbourne’s Colin Sylvia and Richmond’s Reece Conca from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Sylvia was running towards a loose ball with Conca coming towards the ball from the opposite direction. Conca slid into the contest to try and take possession while Sylvia remained upright. It was the view of the panel that the contact by Sylvia was caused by circumstances outside of the player’s control and no further action was taken.

Contact between Port Adelaide’s Simon Phillips and North Melbourne’s Jack Ziebell from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that Ziebell turned into the approaching Port Adelaide player after taking the ball, which was outside the control of player Phillips. The panel also deemed that the force of the impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence and no further action was taken.

 

The following players were referred to the Match Review Panel from the weekend’s matches.

Will Schofield, West Coast, referred by umpire Shane Stewart for tripping Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the third quarter of Sunday’s Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

Quinten Lynch, West Coast, referred by umpire Scott Jeffery for bumping or making forceful contact from front-on against Marc Murphy, Carlton, during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Round 14 match between West Coast and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday June 26, 2011.

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