Fremantle star Nat Fyfe remains eligible for the Brownlow Medal after he was fined by the AFL match review panel for his trip on Western Bulldogs youngster Koby Stevens.
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The Brownlow favourite avoided suspension for the trip which was classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body.
Fyfe’s offence carries a $1,500 fine but due to his good record, the 23-year-old can accept a $1,000 fine with an early guilty plea.
“It was the view of the panel the incident should be classified as intentional conduct with low impact to the body,” the AFL MRP said in a statement.
“The offence was classified as a $1,500 sanction. The player has no applicable bad record. An early plea can reduce the penalty to a $1000 sanction.”
Geelong star Steve Johnson has also avoided suspension for rough conduct on Sydney Swans veteran Jarrad McVeigh, with the panel ruling that Johnson was trying to win position for the ball.
North Melbourne forward Jarrad Waite has been offered a $1000 fine with an early guilty plea due to rough conduct against Essendon’s Zach Merrett.
Similarly, GWS midfielder Devon Smith can accept a $1000 with an early guilty plea for engaging in rough conduct on Carlton star Bryce Gibbs.
Check out Fyfe’s trip below: