AFL Match Review Panel – Round 8, 2012 – And the Oscar goes to….Leroy Jetta

Match Review Panel Findings

AFL Match Review Panel – Round 8, 2012 – And the Oscar goes to….Leroy Jetta

Lots of weeks I do this post with the Reports/Match Review Panel/Tribunal early on Monday and I speculate over what cases the MRP will look at the weekends games but today I wasn’t able to do that so today we are looking at what the MRP did. And the most important thing they did was send the message to all players in the league that this isn’t Soccer and we don’t like staging for frees!

The accused party, Leroy Jetta, had no where to hide. All the AFL ask is that you actually get touched to get off the acting report and unfortunately for Leroy if his performance wasn’t good enough for an Oscar, it definitely should go onto his highlight tape for his bid to join the WWE! The thing that seemed to get the AFL most is that not only he hit the deck without being touched, he then proceeded to hold his head.

Apart from being the first to be pinged for this rule, Jetta most likely also booked his appearence on the Laws of the Game DVD for years to come!

Onto the weeks decisions. There were guys that were actually rubbed out!

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday May 22:

Leroy Jetta, Essendon, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Dylan Grimes, Richmond, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, 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 and a one-match sanction.

Sanctions Accepted:

Lindsay Thomas, North Melbourne, has accepted a $900 sanction for making an obscene gesture during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Brent Harvey, North Melbourne, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for striking Chad Wingard, Port Adelaide, during the third quarter of the Round Eight match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Jackson Trengove, Port Adelaide, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for bumping or making forceful conduct from front-on against Kieran Harper, North Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between Port Adelaide and North Melbourne, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Dylan Addison, Western Bulldogs, has accepted a one-match sanction for striking Harley Bennell, Gold Coast Suns, during the first quarter of the Round Eight match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns, played at TIO Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Leroy Jetta, Essendon, has accepted a reprimand for staging during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Toby Greene, GWS Giants, has accepted a one-match sanction for engaging in rough conduct offence against Jed Adcock, Brisbane Lions, during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between the GWS Giants and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Sunday May 20, 2012.

Daniel Kerr, West Coast, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Chris Donlon) during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between West Coast and St Kilda, played at Patersons Stadium on Sunday May 20, 2012.

 

The Verdict video with MRP Head Mark Fraser

Charges Laid:

Lindsay Thomas, North Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence for making an obscene gesture during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

In summary, he can accept an $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.

Brent Harvey, North Melbourne, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Chad Wingard, Port Adelaide, during the third quarter of the Round Eight match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

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 the Port Adelaide Football Club, 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 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.

Jackson Trengove, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a Level One bumping or making forceful conduct from front-on offence against Kieran Harper, North Melbourne, during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between Port Adelaide and North Melbourne, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

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 the North Melbourne Football Club, 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.

Dylan Addison, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a Level Three striking offence against Harley Bennell, Gold Coast Suns, during the first quarter of the Round Eight match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns, played at TIO Stadium on Saturday May 19, 2012.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), medium impact (two points) and body contact (one point). 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 and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 185.63 points and a one-match sanction.

Leroy Jetta, Essendon, has been charged with a Level Two striking offence against Dylan Grimes, Richmond, during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday May 19, 2012.

In summary, due to an existing poor record, his one-match sanction must remain at one match, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, 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 and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 103.13 points and a one-match sanction.

Leroy Jetta, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for staging during the second quarter of the Round Eight match between Essendon and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday May 19, 2012.

In summary, he can accept a written reprimand for a first offence with an early plea.

Toby Greene, GWS Giants, has been charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Jed Adcock, Brisbane Lions, during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between the GWS Giants and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Sunday May 20, 2012.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Brisbane Lions Football Club, 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 225 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 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.

Daniel Kerr, West Coast, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Chris Donlon) during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between West Coast and St Kilda, played at Patersons Stadium on Sunday May 20, 2012.

 

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 North Melbourne’s Jack Ziebell and Port Adelaide’s John Butcher from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The ball was kicked into the Port Adelaide forward line from a centre contest and Ziebell and Butcher are running towards the ball from opposite directions. Ziebell jumps into the air in an attempt to mark the ball and makes high contact with Butcher. It was the view of the panel that Ziebell was attempting to win the ball and no further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Scott Thompson and Port Adelaide’s Brett Ebert from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Thompson and Ebert compete for a marking contest and the ball goes to ground. As players come to contest the loose ball, Thompson blocks Ebert, who is seeking to run towards Port Adelaide’s goal square. After conducting an investigation, receiving a medical report from the Port Adelaide Football Club and viewing all available footage, it was the view of the panel that Thompson’s actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances, as player Ebert could reasonably expect contact with regard to his involvement in the play. No further action was taken.

Contact between Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne and Hawthorn’s Sam Mitchell from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Ballantyne walks past Mitchell at a stoppage and pushes his left arm towards Mitchell’s chest / midriff. After receiving a medical report from the Hawthorn Football Club and viewing all available footage, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

The following players were reported from the weekend’s matches:

Toby Greene, GWS Giants, reported by umpire Brett Ritchie for engaging in rough conduct against Jed Adcock, Brisbane Lions, during the fourth quarter of the Round Eight match between the GWS Giants and the Brisbane Lions, played at the Gabba on Sunday May 20, 2012.

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