Hawthorn’s Jarryd Roughead is facing a one-match AFL ban for tripping.
Hawthorn’s star forward Jarryd Roughead has been offered a one-match AFL ban for tripping Melbourne’s Dom Tyson.
Roughead leads the AFL’s Coleman Medal on 55 goals after booting five majors in his side’s 50-point win over Melbourne last weekend.
The dual premiership player won the Coleman Medal in 2013 and was also named in the All-Australian side for the first time.
Ladder leaders Hawthorn travel to Perth to play fourth-placed Fremantle on Sunday.
Geelong pair Steve Johnson and Travis Varcoe and Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe and Nick Suban have been cleared, the AFL’s match review panel announced on Monday.
Due to Roughead’s previous poor record, his penalty of a reprimand is increased to a one-game ban even with an early guilty plea.
The level-one offence drew 80 demerit points and reprimand.
Roughead’s existing bad record of 64.06 demerit points carried over from within the past 12 months boosts the penalty to 144.06 points and a one-match sanction.
An early plea would allow Roughead a reduction of 25 per cent, down to 108.05 points which is still a one-game ban.
Contact between Johnson’s boot and Neale’s neck/head area was assessed as lacking the force required for a reportable offence.
Fyfe’s high contact on Geelong’s Andrew Mackie during the third quarter of Saturday night’s game at Simonds Stadium, which resulted in a free kick against Fyfe, was cleared.
“It was the view of the panel that Fyfe had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball and the high contact was caused by circumstances outside the player’s control,” the panel said in a statement.
Incidents between Varcoe and Suban were also cleared following third-quarter incidents. The panel deemed insufficient force was used to constitute reportable offences.
The panel cleared Sunday’s second-quarter clash at the Gabba between Brisbane’s Justin Clarke and Adelaide’s Tom Lynch, which resulted in a neck injury for Lynch.
Clarke had no realistic alternative way to approach the contest, the panel said.