Melbourne’s Jack Viney has been slapped with a two-match ban for severe misconduct after the AFL tribunal discovered him responsible of urgent and holding his elbow into the neck and throat of Gold Coast’s Sam Collins.
The suspension guidelines Viney out of Monday’s sport towards West Coast plus Melbourne’s round-22 conflict with Adelaide.
Viney was despatched on to the tribunal and on Tuesday evening confronted a listening to that lasted greater than two hours.
AFL counsel Jeff Gleeson asserted the intense misconduct cost was constituted by Viney “urgent and holding his elbow into the throat and neck area for a chronic interval with pressure”.
Viney pleaded responsible and accepted the incident was “not an important search for the sport”.
However the Demons vice-captain was adamant Collins had instigated contact and he had made significant contact solely to the jaw, not the neck or throat, after performing in “self-defence” to cease the defender from flipping him onto his again.
Gleeson rejected Viney’s self-defence argument as “nonsense” and stated his conduct was “designed to intimidate, to be a present of pressure, to harm (Collins).”
“Making use of full-force strain along with your elbow to any person’s neck is one thing that with widespread sense most individuals would conclude is dangerous behaviour, ” he stated.
The Suns’ medical report confirmed Collins had not required remedy or missed any coaching.
An hour into the listening to, Melbourne counsel Adrian Anderson asserted Viney had made contact to Collins’ jaw, not the throat/neck and tribunal chairman David Jones interrupted to level out he had pleaded responsible to the cost outlined by Gleeson.
Anderson stated Viney had pleaded responsible to “severe misconduct” however Melbourne had not been made conscious that was due to contact to the neck/throat.
Jones had the tribunal “stand down” for a number of minutes, earlier than Viney withdrew his unique responsible cost and pleaded not responsible.
After additional discussions, Viney admitted he was responsible of great misconduct however for contact to the jaw, not the throat or neck.
The jury – Paul Williams, Shane Wakelin and Wayne Henwood – have been despatched to find out which interpretation of great misconduct they agreed with – the AFL’s (contact to neck/throat) or Viney’s (contact to jaw).
After 10 minutes they discovered Viney responsible of the AFL’s interpretation.
Gleeson pushed for a suspension of at the very least two matches whereas Anderson argued for a penalty between a high quality and a one-match ban.
The jury took simply 4 minutes to decide on two matches.