The Tigers forward pleaded guilty at the AFL Tribunal for his hit on Dean Cox on Friday night.
Richmond forward Ty Vickery has been banned for four weeks for his knockout punch on West Coast Eagles veteran Dean Cox on Friday night.
Vickery’s case was sent to the tribunal after the Match Review Panel graded it intentional conduct, severe impact and high contact – the highest possible grading under its table of offences.
Vickery pleaded guilty and did not contest any of the MRP’s findings.
The jury took just seven minutes to to allocate 495 points to Vickery, ruling him out for four matches.
The player said he accepted the decision and saw no reason to challenge it.
“There’s been a spotlight on it from the media and the wider community, as there should be,” he said after the hearing.
“When it got referred to the tribunal, you never know what was going to happen but I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to potentially play again this season.
“I’m very happy that we now have a conclusion to it. I’m able to train hard for the next four weeks and give myself a chance to potentially play in the last round.”
Vickery’s punch knocked Cox unconscious, with the ruckman having to be substituted out of the Eagles’ 17-point loss.