Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield banned by AFL Tribunal for three games, will miss clashes against Brisbane, Hawthorn, Demons
Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield will miss three AFL games for his hit that left Adelaide’s Jake Kelly with a concussion and a broken nose.
- Dangerfield’s defence attempted to get the impact downgraded from “severe” to “high”
- The jury only deliberated for 18 minutes before deciding the initial grading was right
- Dangerfield’s team also highlighted that it was an “incidental” head clash, not Dangerfield’s shoulder, that did the damage
The 2016 Brownlow medallist was cited for his bump on Kelly last weekend.
Dangerfield’s legal team pleaded guilty to rough conduct but challenged the grading of the impact, wanting it downgraded from “severe” to “high”.
Part of the defence from Dangerfield’s team was reading out definitions of the word…