Steve Milne among several players to be questioned over brawl at half-time.
St Kilda small forward Steve Milne will need to face the tribunal if he is any chance to line up for the Saints on ANZAC Day against the Sydney Swans.
Milne was just one of eight players cited by the match review panel after a brawl on half-time saw every player from St Kilda and Essendon join in.
Milne also faces a one-match suspension for making unnecessary contact with Essendon midfielder Courtney Dempsey in the final term, with the time out doubling if he fights the charge and loses.
The goal sneak can accept a $3000 fine for his part in the brawl, as the Saints fly out on Tuesday of the historic games against the Swans in New Zealand, the first time premiership points have been up for grabs outside of Australia.
Four others from St Kilda and three Essendon players have also been cited for their part in the brawl that spilled over the sidelines at the MCG.
In other news, Melbourne’s Neville Jetta can accept a two-game ban for roughconduct on Greater Western Sydney’s Lachie Whitfield, with the threat of an additional game out if he fights the case and loses.
Richmond’s Steve Morris was offered a one-game suspension for his hit on Collingwood’s Jamie Elliott, while Adelaide;s Scott Thompson escaped punishment for his bump on Western Bulldogs’ debutante Brett Goodes.
Brisbane’s Jack Redden can also have his one-game suspension for front-on contact against North Melbourne midfielder Ben Cunnington reduced to a reprimand with an early plea.
But teammate Pearce Hanley has a poor record, meaning his penalty for striking Lindsay Thomas will remain at one match regardless of whether he contests the charge.
Finally, the panel decided not to push forward with charges against Kangaroos forward Drew Petrie for his hit on Rohan Bewick.