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King faces one-game suspension

30/08/2010 05:33:04 PM Comments (0)

Several players headed to the AFL finals can breathe easier after the match review panels cleared them of incidents over the weekend.

But tough Richmond half-forward flanker Jake King faces a one-game suspension for striking.

Fremantle's Greg Broughton, Hawthorn forward Brendan Whitecross, team-mate Michael Osborne and Collingwood backman Alan Toovey were all investigated for contact with opponents.

The match review panel said Broughton had no alternative but to bump Carlton forward Jarrad Waite in the first quarter of Friday's match at Subiaco.

The panel ruled that there was insufficient evidence to lay a charge against Whitecross after a second-term incident involving Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell on Saturday at the MCG.

The same applied for Toovey after his contact with Osborne, also in the second term.

Osborne was also under the microscope for his shepherd on Collingwood midfielder Luke Ball during the final term.

The panel ruled that Osborne did not have a realistic alternative to contest the ball or tackle.

King was charged with striking Port Adelaide forward Justin Westhoff during the frenetic last term of Sunday's match at Etihad Stadium.

King's carryover points and poor record means he faces a one-match ban, even with an early plea.

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