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Hawks in trouble again with AFL tribunal

30/06/2008 04:02:17 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn have again fallen foul of the AFL match review panel, young ruckman Brent Renouf hit Monday with a three-game suspension for striking.

Renouf was reported last Friday for striking West Coast's Adam Selwood in the third quarter at the MCG and that incident was assessed Monday as reckless, of high impact and high contact.

That drew 325 demerit points and a three-game suspension, but Renouf, who has only played three games, can reduce that to a two-game ban with an early guilty plea.

The Hawks have endured a bad run with the judiciary this season, having had Shane Crawford and Jordan Lewis suspended and Sam Mitchell and Lance Franklin ruled ineligible for the Brownlow Medal because of reprimands.

Franklin and teammates Mark Williams and Trent Croad were also booked from the game, for engaging in a melee in the second quarter.

The trio can plead guilty and pay $1,200 fines, while Eagles Adam Hunter and Darren Glass can accept the same penalties after being reported on the same charge.

In the only other report from the weekend, Carlton full-forward Brendan Fevola was charged with wrestling Richmond's Kelvin Moore in the third quarter at the MCG on Saturday.

He can agree to a $3,000 fine.

Reports against Jake King and Carlton's Bret Thornton for wrestling each other were thrown out after it was ruled there was "no serious grappling for any length of time to constitute a wrestle".

Renouf was also cleared of any wrongdoing after he made contact with an open hand against Eagle Brad Ebert during a tackle.

The panel also took no action against Port Adelaide's Daniel Motlop, who clashed with Western Bulldogs Dylan Addison and Daniel Cross in Darwin last Saturday night, and Port's Danyle Pearce, who made contact with an open hand on Bulldogs captain Brad Johnson.

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