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Franklin accepts one-match AFL ban

21/06/2011 01:33:45 PM Comments (0)

Hawthorn key forward Lance Franklin will miss Friday night's AFL grudge match against Essendon after accepting a one-week suspension for striking Gold Coast youngster Maverick Weller.

It's the fourth time in three years that Franklin has been sidelined for similar bumps.

St Kilda ruck-forward Justin Koschitzke and Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford have accepted two-match sanctions for dangerous tackles.

Geelong duo Mathew Stokes and Josh Hunt (both striking) and Essendon's Kyle Hardingham (rough conduct) have all submitted early guilty pleas and will be sidelined for one week each.

But Richmond forward Jake King has been given an extra 24 hours to submit a plea to a striking charge against Brisbane's Ash McGrath.

King's one-match ban cannot be reduced with an early guilty plea due to a previous poor record.

Geelong's Joel Corey, Essendon's Brent Stanton and Sydney's Ryan O'Keefe are all free to play in round 14 after accepting reprimands for various charges.

Melbourne youngster Tom Scully and Sydney's Nick Malceski have been fined $900 apiece for making negligent contact with an umpire.

The tribunal will not be required to sit on Tuesday night.

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