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Scarlett punch lands 3 week ban

Scarlett punch lands 3 week ban
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Written by AFL Online on 2nd Apr 2012

Geelong veteran Matthew Scarlett can accept a 3 week ban for striking Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne in their 4-point-loss to the Dockers on Saturday night.

The incident was assessed as intentional conduct, medium impact and high contact, resulting in seven activation points and 325 demerit points.

A poor record rules out the option of Scarlett accepting a reduced sentence with an early plea.

Hayden Ballantyne who was on the receiving end of the Matthew Scarlett punch, can accept a 2 week ban for an off the ball incident involving Paul Chapman.

Ballantyne elbowed an unsuspecting Chapman off the ball leaving the 2009 Norm Smith medalist on the ground throwing up.

Ballantyne was charged with a level three striking offence. The incident was assessed as intentional conduct, medium impact and body contact, earning six activation points and 225 demerit points.

Geelong’s James Kelly can accept a reprimand and 93.75 demerit points for a level two striking offence against Fremantle’s Tendai Mzungu.

Dean Polo of St Kilda can also accept a one-match ban for rough conduct against Port Adelaide’s Danyle Pearce.

All other incidents from the weekend were assessed and dismissed.

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