Pair avoids suspension
Fremantle’s Luke McPharlin and Adelaide defender Andy Otten have both been offered reprimands after they were cited by the match review panel in its review of round 17.
McPharlin was cited for a high bump on Sydney Swans midfielder Craig Bird.
The incident initially attracted a one-match suspension, but his five-year good record, combined with an early guilty plea, can reduce the penalty to a reprimand and 70.31 carryover points.
Otten was charged with tripping Essendon forward Stewart Crameri.
Ottens’ initial penalty was a reprimand and 80 points, but if he pleads guilty will have only 60 points added to his future record.
Four Swans and Fremantle players – Shane Mumford, Ben McGlynn, Nick Lower and Adam McPhee – have been offered fines for their involvement in a melee during the third quarter of Sunday’s game at the SCG.