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Pratt, Whelan facing one-match AFL bans

21/04/2008 06:37:28 PM Comments (0)

North Melbourne defender Daniel Pratt and Melbourne backman Matthew Whelan face one-game AFL suspensions.

An early plea from Pratt means he will be out for one game after the match review panel upheld his match-day report on Saturday night for rough conduct against Collingwood ruckman Josh Fraser.

Whelan received a two-match ban for striking Carlton full-forward Brendan Fevola, but he can accept a one-game suspension with an early plea.

The panel overturned a second match-day report against Whelan for striking Fevola.

As expected, the Saturday night report against Brisbane key forward Jonathan Brown for charging Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell was withdrawn.

In a busy day for the panel, Carlton defender Bret Thornton was cleared of striking Demon Clint Bartram.

The panel also decided to take no action against Geelong defender Josh Hunt and Fremantle forward Jeff Farmer for their bumps.

Essendon forward Andrew Lovett and St Kild onballer Leigh Montagna can accept $900 apiece for wrestling each other, while an early plea will mean West Coast onballer Chad Fletcher receives a $1950 for making negligent contact with field umpire Hayden Ryan.

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