Broughton charged with rough conduct, can accept reprimand
Greg Broughton has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Gold Coast’s David Swallow, during the second quarter of the match against the Suns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.
He can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea, which would make him available for selection for this Sunday’s match against Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium.
Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns Football Club, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and body contact (one point).
This is a total of four activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction.
As Broughton has no previous record, an early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.