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Kerr to front Eagles leadership group

By Justin Chadwick 15/07/2008 03:43:20 PM Comments (0)

Daniel Kerr will front West Coast's leadership group on Wednesday to determine what additional punishment he should receive following his latest AFL suspension.

Kerr was slapped with a three-match ban for striking Richmond's Matt White off the ball on Sunday, taking his total suspensions so far to 11 matches in his 155-game career.

West Coast coach John Worsfold said the leadership group, consisting of captain Darren Glass, Dean Cox, Tyson Stenglein, Ashley Hansen, Matt Priddis and Adam Selwood, would consult with Kerr to determine the star onballer's punishment.

"He's let the team down on a couple of occasions now this year, there's no doubt about that and he has to address that with the group and he'll do that on Wednesday," Worsfold told 6PR.

"He'll sit down and address our leadership group and talk to them about what he owes to the team.

"That (the punishment) is up to him to determine with the leadership group.

"Daniel has to tell them what he believes how much he's cost them and what he believes is appropriate in that regard.

"The leadership group will determine whether they are on the same page as him or if he's not treating it with enough seriousness.

"We are all disappointed Daniel's shown his frustrations and that it's cost him a three-week suspension."

But on the other side of town, Fremantle coach Mark Harvey said it was unlikely bad boy Dean Solomon would be slapped with an additional penalty for his crude hit on Geelong's Cameron Ling.

Solomon, whose elbow on Ling was deemed too extreme for the match review panel to hand down a set penalty, was set to learn his fate at the AFL tribunal on Tuesday.

Ling is expected to miss the next four weeks after undergoing surgery to have a plate inserted to repair a compressed cheekbone fracture.

"I'm not sure what the double penalty achieves and I'm not sure why, beyond what a tribunal outcome is and let's say it's extensive tomorrow, I'm not sure what a double penalty does on top of that," Harvey said.

"I think we'll wait for the outcome and then we'll decide after that."

Despite Solomon's latest indiscretion, which is the sixth time he's been reported in 33 matches since crossing to Fremantle in 2007, Harvey hinted the 28-year-old was likely to be offered a contract extension at the end of the season.

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