2007 Brownlow Medalist Jimmy Bartel will front Tuesday nights tribunal to contest his level one tripping charge on Bulldog Shaun Higgins. Bartel was offered 80 demerit points and a reprimand. Due to being suspended once in the past three years this was upgraded 10% resulting in 88 demerit points a reprimand.
Bartel will not face suspension of he’s unsuccessful with the contest.
Team mate of Bartel, Matthew Stokes today accepted a one match ban for striking Western Bulldog Liam Picken.
Essendon also accepted the three match ban on Nathan Lovett-Murray for a late head-high bump on Richmonds Kayne Pettifer.