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Selwood found guilty by AFL tribunal

By Justin Chadwick 10/06/2008 06:40:09 PM Comments (0)

West Coast's Adam Selwood has escaped suspension despite been found guilty by the AFL tribunal of striking Sydney's Amon Buchanan.

The 24-year-old's existing five-year good record meant he remained free to play against Essendon on Friday night.

The three-man jury found that Selwood delivered a blow that made more than negligible contact to Buchanan.

Selwood will receive a reprimand and retain 93.75 carryover points on his record.

"I'm disappointed obviously in the decision and disappointed in losing my good behaviour record but we'll just move on and so be it," Selwood said after the hearing.

Selwood was offered a reprimand for the offence by the match review panel but chose to contest the charge knowing that his good record would save him from a suspension even if he was found guilty.

The incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point).

It was the second time in as many seasons Selwood had fronted the tribunal in an attempt to clear his name.

Last season, the tribunal cleared Selwood after Dockers midfielder Des Headland alleged the Eagle made derogatory comments about his daughter.

In other news, Collingwood will decide on Wednesday whether to contest a headbutting charge against key forward Travis Cloke.

Melbourne youngster Matthew Warnock was forced to leave the ground under the blood rule after the clash with Cloke during the Queen's Birthday clash at the MCG.

The level two misconduct charge was assessed as reckless, low impact and high contact by the match review panel.

But Cloke can escape with a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record if he submits an early guilty plea.

Cloke was also one of three players charged with engaging in a melee during the Queen's Birthday clash which the Magpies won by 21 points.

The others were Magpies skipper Scott Burns and Melbourne's Lynden Dunn.

Collingwood forward Paul Medhurst and Melbourne's Clint Bartram were booked with wrestling each other.

All of the melee and wrestling charges incur fines with an early guilty plea.

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