Could make a similar argument for Bellchambers earlier in the year then - went past the ball, dropped the shoulder and intended to bump. At the AFL tribunal, just like in the legal system, the outcome is absolutely relevant.
Its an interesting one. Back in my day people used to get suspended because you don't want kids trying that sort of thing. And didn't someone get off after concussing Zach last year? They don't call it MRP lotto for no reason. Think Ablett gets the superstar discount Chris Judd was talking about a couple of weeks ago.