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Eight AFL players fined for derby melee

06/08/2007 05:31:28 PM Comments (0)

The AFL has fined eight players at least $14,700 after Sunday's spiteful western derby.

Fremantle onballer Matthew Carr can accept a $3,300 fine and captain Matthew Pavlich is up for $2,400 with early pleas after their roles in the third-quarter scuffle.

West Coast's Ben Cousins, Beau Waters and Matt Priddis and Josh Carr, Paul Hasleby and Heath Black from the Dockers can all accept $1,500 penalties.

The Carr brothers were physically targeting key Eagles onballers such as Cousins throughout Sunday's game.

No players face suspension after Monday's match review panel of round 18.

Western Bulldogs onballer Matthew Boyd was fined $2,400 for umpire contact, while St Kilda co-captain Lenny Hayes was reprimanded for tripping and fiery Hawthorn onballer Jordan Lewis will escape suspension for attempting to strike.

Hayes and Lewis would not risk bans if they went to the tribunal with their charges.

Geelong ruckman Steven King was not penalised for making contact with a goal umpire when he took a mark during Saturday's win at Skilled Stadium.

The panel ruled that the umpire contributed to the contact.

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