Star Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom will miss upcoming AFL games against Richmond and St Kilda after accepting a two-match ban for his high bump on Sydney’s Dan Hannebery.
Sidebottom submitted the early guilty plea on Tuesday for a rough conduct charge.
The tribunal will not sit on Tuesday evening after Melbourne’s Jeff Garlett, Gold Coast’s Tom Lynch and St Kilda’s Jarry Geary also pleaded guilty to various charges and were fined $1000 apiece.
The game-day striking reports against Geelong’s Mitch Duncan and Hawthorn defender Ben Stratton were both over-ruled by the match review panel.
Duncan was charged for striking Luke Hodge in an incident which left the Hawks captain with a broken arm.
The MRP found there was no forceful, head-high contact made by Duncan.
Stratton was found to have made a legitimate attempt to spoil Geelong’s Cory Gregson and that his actions were not unreasonable.