Broughton successfully challenges rough conduct charge
Fremantle has successfully challenged the rough conduct charge against Greg Broughton at the AFL Tribunal tonight.
The AFL’s Match Review Panel had initially offered Broughton a reprimand for an incident involving Gold Coast’s David Swallow.
Broughton’s legal counsel John Prior successfully argued that although Broughton slid to take possession of the ball, his eyes were on the ball at all times and the contact with Swallow occurred after he’d taken possession.
At the time of contact, Prior argued Broughton had turned his back from Swallow, who ran in from his left and into his left knee.
Fremantle’s successful challenge removed any points hanging over Broughton’s head and allowed him to maintain his clean record.
The Freo defender risked a one-match suspension if the challenge was unsuccessful, but he is now available for selection for Sunday’s game against Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium.