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20 players fined in melee

20 players fined in melee
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Written by AFL Online on 17th Aug 2009

Twenty players have been fined as a result of the malee that took place in Saturday afternoons game between Collingwood and Richmond. The match review panel assessed the incident and ruled that 10 Richmond and 10 Collingwood players were involved in the malee, 19 of which were struck with $1200 fines if they accept an early plea.

Robin Nahas (Richmond), Brett Deledio (Richmond), Angus Graham (Richmond), Richard Tambling (Richmond), Luke McGuane (Richmond), Tom Hislop (Richmond), Will Thursfield (Richmond), Mark Coughlan (Richmond), Daniel Jackson (Richmond), Jake King (Richmond), Shane O’Bree (Collingwood), Dayne Beams (Collingwood), Chris Dawes (Collingwood), Heath Shaw (Collingwood), Harry O’Brien (Collingwood), Leigh Brown (Collingwood), Nick Maxwell (Collingwood), Alan Toovey (Collingwood) and Tarkyn Lockyer (Collingwood) are the players to receive the $1200 fine.

Dane Swan can accept a $3000 fine for his 3rd offence in engaging in a malee.

Richmonds’ Jake King can accept a two match ban for a Level Three striking offence against Collingwood’s Alan Didak. 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 the classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction.

He has 93.75 demerit points carried over from the last 12 months increasing the penalty to 318.75 points and a three match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 239.06 points and a two-match sanction.

Tom Hislop, also of Richmond, was charged with a Level Three striking offence against Shane O’Bree. The Tiger can accept a one match ban 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 the classification of a Level Three 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.

Steve Johnson of Geelong can accept 45 demerit points to his future record for a Level One striking offence against Craig Bolton.

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 the classification of a Level One offence, drawing 80 demerit points and a reprimand. His five-year good record reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 60 demerit points. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 45 demerit points towards his future record.

Other Incidents Assessed
Contact between Collingwood’s Alan Didak and Richmond’s Mark Coughlin from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The contact was made to Coughlin’s back. No high contact was made and therefore no further action was taken.

Contact between Collingwood’s Travis Cloke and Richmond’s Luke McGuane from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Due to the inconclusive nature of the video evidence an investigation into the contact took place. Due to the Richmond player’s evidence, no further action could be taken.

Contact between Geelong’s Cameron Mooney and the Sydney Swans’ Ryan O’Keefe from the third quarter of Saturday night’s match was assessed. The impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.

Contact between the Brisbane Lions’ Jonathan Brown and the Western Bulldogs’ Brian Lake during the fourth quarter of Saturday nights’ match was assessed. Due to the inconclusive nature of the video evidence, no further action could be taken.

Contact between Richmond’s Tom Hislop and Collingwood’s Nick Maxwell during the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.