Harvey has admitted he was fully at fault for his three-game ban and pledged to cool his temper.
North Melbourne veteran midfielder Brent Harvey says he will curb his temper after receiving a three-match suspension at the tribunal on Tuesday night.
Speaking on Channel 9’s The Footy Show, Harvey admitted that his incident with Western Bulldogs tagger Liam Picken was “undisciplined” and said he needed to shoulder the blame for his actions.
“The thing for me, I guess, is I’ve got to take responsibility for my actions,” he said.
“You can blame who you want to blame, but we went to the tribunal, we pled guilty to a case of misconduct, and I got three weeks.
“I got my right whack. That’s what happens in football. I’m very disappointed…Brad and the boys are very disappointed.
“I’ve got to use this now as a bit of a positive. I’ll be sitting in the coaches’ box for the next three weeks and earning my money.
“I’m looking forward to that. If I can help one per cent – help the boys with another set of eyes on the ground from a player’s point of view, well that’s what I have to do.”
Harvey refused to blame Picken for the incident, saying the tagger was simply playing his role.
“He was playing his role. He was tagging me on the day and he got me to jump off the cliff,” Harvey said.
“It’s not good enough. It was very undisciplined on my behalf and I’ve got to make sure I control my temper.
“That’s the biggest disappointment that I’ve got, that I actually let someone get to me. I tipped over the edge.
“It’s frustrating at times, but at the same time I take full responsibility. I shouldn’t have done it.”
Harvey will miss the Kangaroos’ final two regular season games against Adelaide and Melbourne, as well as being unavailable for his side’s elimination final.