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Cats' Selwood offered AFL reprimand
By Greg Buckle
18:44 AEST Mon Aug 13 2012

The AFL's match review panel has attempted to justify the charge of misconduct laid against Geelong's Joel Selwood for giving his brother Adam a push.

Joel Selwood is facing a 112-point penalty and a one-game suspension but the Cats' skipper can accept a reprimand and 80 points against his record with an early guilty plea.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick told SEN Radio: "They're taking the piss aren't they, surely?"

Joel Selwood is charged with making unnecessary or unreasonable contact with an injured player.

Adam had crashed into Joel with a huge hip-and-shoulder bump, intended to put the younger brother on his backside during the first quarter of last Friday's game in Perth.

Joel was quickly to his feet and gave a shove to Adam who lay injured on the ground and was assisted off the field by two trainers, but later returned to play on.

"In this case, there's the head collision and then Joel gets up and pushes his brother Adam over," panel chairman Mark Fraser said on Monday.

"He doesn't know whether he is severely injured.

"That action can be potentially dangerous. We don't believe that he has intentionally done it, as in intentionally pushed an injured player.

"But he should know because of that collision that there's that potential for an injury to be there."

The panel graded the incident as reckless conduct, low impact and to the body.

"If there was broken ribs or if there was something wrong with his neck there, then that can certainly cause major problems so we have to grade it as such," Fraser told the AFL's website.

"If it was any other player other than his brother, you wouldn't have any issues with it (Selwood being charged)," he said.

"Because it's the brothers, it makes a bit of difference, I suppose, to the way people view it, but we think it's an unnecessary act."

The initial penalty of 80 demerit points was increased by 40 per cent to 112 because of Joel Selwood's four-game suspension during 2011.

An early plea would reduce that by 25 per cent to 84 points. It would also allow the Cats' leader to be available for seventh-placed Geelong's game against 10th-placed St Kilda on Friday night at Etihad Stadium.

Port Adelaide's Hamish Hartlett can accept a one-match ban after being charged with a level-three offence for striking Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli during the first quarter of Sunday's game in Launceston.

Western Bulldog Ryan Hargrave can also accept a one-game suspension for striking Richmond's Daniel Jackson.

Carlton's Mitch Robinson has been offered a fine of $1800 for wrestling Brisbane's Ryan Harwood. A match-day report against Robinson for striking Harwood has been withdrawn.

Gold Coast's Harley Bennell can accept a $900 fine for making negligent contact with an umpire.