Ex-AFL star conviction appeal escalates

Former AFL star Glenn Archer may have hit a snag trying to quash his conviction for punching a man at a kid's footy match, with a date set for prosecutors to launch their own appeal.

The ex-North Melbourne great won the right to appeal against his conviction after pleading guilty in September to punching a volunteer runner at his son's junior football game in suburban Heidelberg.

Archer was later granted permission in the County Court to appeal over the conviction, but the acting DPP has appealed against that ruling to the Supreme Court because his application came after the usual 28-day time limit. The hearing is set for April 6.

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