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Schneider offered two-week ban

04/10/2010 04:26:55 PM Comments (0)

St Kilda forward Adam Schneider has been offered a two-match suspension from the AFL match review panel for striking Collingwood's Brent Macaffer in Saturday's grand final.

Schneider was charged with a level three striking offence for the third-quarter altercation with Macaffer, with the contact assessed as intentional, low impact and high contact.

Due to the grand final's 100 per cent loading, the penalty increases from 225 to 450 points, which would normally result in a four-match suspension.

However, Schneider's five-year good record cuts the penalty by 25 per cent to 393.75 points, while an early plea will reduce the penalty by a further 25 per cent to 295.31, resulting in a two-match ban.

Schneider was the only player charged by the match review panel.

The AFL investigated contact between Collingwood's Travis Cloke and St Kilda's Zac Dawson in the first quarter but due to the inconclusive nature of the available vision, no charges were laid.

Lenny Hayes' open-hand swipe on Collingwood's Alan Didak in the second quarter was investigated but the AFL deemed it wasn't a striking motion and let the St Kilda midfielder off the hook.

Hayes was also cleared of a third-quarter incident with Dane Swan after Collingwood's medical report stated the Magpies star was not injured by the contact, which the AFL deemed was below that required to constitute a reportable offence.

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