It was a quiet morning at the AFL tribunal today after a well-behaved round where players keen to take part in next week’s finals campaign were on their best behaviour.
The panel deemed Andrew Gaff didn't have a case to answer for his hit on Collingwood's Ben Sinclair at Patersons Stadium on Saturday.
Three charges were laid and five incidents cleared, including that of Richmond’s Shane Edwards, who was cleared for striking Essendon’s Angus Monfries.
In a statement, the AFL tribunal today said after viewing all available footage, receiving a medical report from the Essendon Football Club and speaking to the umpire who laid the report on the day, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.
Brett Ebert from Port Adelaide was charged with a level two striking offence against Brisbane’s Daniel Rich.
Ebert can accept a reprimand with an early plea due to a five-year good record.
Colin Garland of Melbourne was charged with a level one engaging in rough conduct offence against Adelaide’s Kurt Tippett. Garland can accept a reprimand with an early plea.
Melbourne’s Rohan Bail has been charged with a level one engaging in rough conduct against Adelaide’s Michael Doughty. Bail can accept a reprimand with an early plea.
St Kilda’s Jarryn Geary was cleared of contact against Phil Davis from Greater Western Sydney, while Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis was cleared of contact on Sydney’s Luke Parker.
Campbell Brown from Hawthorn was cleared of contact against Brock McLean while Geelong’s Paul Chapman was cleared of contact on Western Bulldogs’ Dylan Addison.