Judd cops four weeks

Sportal July 17, 2012, 9:12 pm
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Carlton skipper Chris Judd has been suspended for four matches after the tribunal found him guilty of intentional misconduct on Tuesday night.

Judd's 'chicken wing' tackle on North Melbourne's Leigh Adams was referred straight to the tribunal by the match review panel.

Carlton argued that his actions were reckless and he was trying to strip the ball from Adams, but the tribunal determined it to be intentional.

AFL counsel Geoff Gleeson recommended a minimum of 425 demerit points and a maximum of 550 for the incident.

The tribunal had the final say and decided on 450 points and a four-match suspension, close to three hours after the hearing started.

He will miss matches against Western Bulldogs, Richmond, Sydney and Brisbane.

Meanwhile, Brisbane big man Daniel Merrett is free to play against Gold Coast this week after he successfully had his charge of rough conduct downgraded from reckless to negligent.

Merrett risked a two-match ban if found guilty, but can now just escape with a reprimand and 93.75 points to his future record.

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  1. Derek10:26am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    AFL needs to adopt some Ice Hockey rules Judd would have been sorted out on the spot..!

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  2. Jeff09:47am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    so I suppose the chicken wing got fried - only a blanch I reckon - should have been deep fried

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  3. Dave's 4309:41am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Nota good thing Judd did,,, careless,, not intentional. but chaps, what happens now in a marking contest when a arm is held and pulled back,,,, will that now get 4 weeks for a chicken wing tackle????

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  4. Jazzer09:36am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It was definitely a low act but not the first time for Judd

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  5. Yarrum99909:32am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I'll never be able to look at chicken wings the same way again.

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  6. M T09:22am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Should have been rubbed out for the rest of the season. The most gutless and disgusting act I've seen on a footy field.

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  7. John09:20am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hey Owen thats right mate, perhaps if you South Australians got that huge chip off your shoulder you could view things in a balanced way! Go Tigers!

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  8. Owen09:16am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    if it was a crows player he would have got 12 weeks.

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  9. Owen09:12am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    not long enough.

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  10. shane08:32am Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Christos, the difference between the two judgments were: one was reckless and the other intentional. Open the other eye!!

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