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Aker goes nuts over Harvey tackle

By Sam Lienert 06/04/2008 12:07:14 PM Comments (0)

St Kilda dual Brownlow medallist Robert Harvey could come under scrutiny from the AFL's match review panel after being accused of grabbing Western Bulldogs star Jason Akermanis's testicles.

No report was made during Friday night's match at Telstra Dome.

But the panel is expected to look into the incident, given Akermanis complained to the officiating umpire at the time that he had been grabbed in the "nuts".

Helping the respected 362-game veteran's case, though, is the fact that television footage of the incident was inconclusive.

Hawthorn midfielder Jordan Lewis will also be a subject of the panel's attention for an incident involving North Melbourne's Daniel Pratt in Saturday's match at Telstra Dome.

Lewis appeared to make contact with his left arm to the midriff of Pratt in an off-the-ball incident during the first quarter of Saturday's match.

The blow left Pratt lying on his back for some time and a free kick was awarded, although no report was laid on the day.

Lewis admitted he would be waiting on the outcome of the panel's review on Monday, although he defended his actions.

"I obviously can't say too much about it but I obviously think there's nothing in it," Lewis told the Nine Network.

"The umpire was standing right there and he didn't report me ... maybe we'll hear something tomorrow or the next day."

Lewis was playing his first game back from suspension, after being hit with a two-match ban for striking the 'Roos' Brent Harvey in last year's finals series.

An incident involving West Coast star midfielder Daniel Kerr from Saturday's derby against Fremantle at Subiaco could also be looked at.

Television footage showed Kerr running past Fremantle youngster Rhys Palmer, with the Docker's head appearing to move back, although it was unclear from the footage whether Kerr connected with Palmer's chin.

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