MRP / Trib. Tom Stewart - Result 4 week match suspension

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Quite a few of you have been living under a rock the last two years. You bump a player and get him high you get a week in todays game, you bump a player with ball in play without little chance to react and knock him out you get at least two weeks. You choose to bump with ball out of the area with a guy in a completely vulnerable position and knock him to the point where he couldn't stand and you are getting a big whack by the tribunal. Stewart is all likelihood is looking at least 5 weeks but I wouldn't be shocked if its 6/7 even 8 weeks with the way the AFL is so strongly cracking down on the bump and the potential head injuries that can stem from them.

Im not a bitter Richmond supporter, I don't have any ill feelings to Stewarts brain snap and also don't care for how good of a bloke Stewart supposedly is, all of that means nothing with the way the game is heading. If the AFL is serious about removing the bump which from all evidence of this season is the case then Stewart will be getting a long holiday.
 

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He should be out for 8 weeks if the AFL is serious about stamping out that behaviour
 

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I don’t look at it and see it as intentional personally, it looked very very clumsy but it wouldn’t shock me if the AFL viewed it as intentional and I can see how others have come to that conclusion.
 

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Andrew Gaff was as well; or anyone who made a honest mistake. But is should not reduce any potential suspension.

Agreed. I'm sure he is remorseful for the impact on Prestia when he probably meant to just knock him over, but the impact was severe and he'll have to wear the consequences.

Nothing more than a gut feel, but I'm guessing 3-4, which, considering it probably costs Stewart another B&F, potentially costs him another AA and will keep him sidelined against Melbourne and Carlton (and Port away, if it's four), it's hardly a slap on the wrist. Geez we could've been in deep poop if we hadn't pinched the win.
 

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Agreed. I'm sure he is remorseful for the impact on Prestia when he probably meant to just knock him over, but the impact was severe and he'll have to wear the consequences.

Nothing more than a gut feel, but I'm guessing 3-4, which, considering it probably costs Stewart another B&F, potentially costs him another AA and will keep him sidelined against Melbourne and Carlton (and Port away, if it's four), it's hardly a slap on the wrist.

Watch it be more than 4, gut feel is they will want to make an example. For the record I don't agree but if Prestia is out for say 2-3 weeks, then Stewart probably has to get 5-6. It will depend on the medical report here how long Prestia is out for.
 

TheOptimum18

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Pay that one.

I agree for Richmond fans its s**t to have one of your best taken out in an important game.

But that's exactly what ol' helmet hair cotchin did in 2017. GWS were in it up to their necks until that point. And the AFL let him play the next week 🤣

Why does everyone forget the Astbury bump that happened later on in the same quarter?
 

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Think someone said it earlier, but Cats would argue for 3, MRO would argue 5+ and we settle on 4 weeks.

At the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if the MRO came out with something over 6 or 7 weeks considering their apparent stance on the head being sacrosanct, but also Stewart being out for only 2 cause of the mess the tribunal is.
 

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Think someone said it earlier, but Cats would argue for 3, MRO would argue 5+ and we settle on 4 weeks.

At the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if the MRO came out with something over 6 or 7 weeks considering their apparent stance on the head being sacrosanct, but also Stewart being out for only 2 cause of the mess the tribunal is.

I'd be shocked if this is only 4. The AFL will want at least 6, gut feel but they will use this as a test case to go hard. Forget what Tom Jonas got a few years ago (was that 6 weeks?) but that seems reasonable. Whatever Prestia is out for, double it start from there.
 

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Had to laugh at Chris Scott's response. Defending his player first. Did he even spare a thought for Prestia?
 

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Worse than Wellingham on Simpson (3), not as bad as Cameron on Andrews (5). So 4 it is.
 

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This is a raw 6, the intention is there to take Prestia out of the game by hitting him high after he has clearly moved the ball on, that’s enough for 4 on its own.

The fact that Prestia is concussed is another 2 weeks. I really feel for Dion and his family right now and in the future knowing that he has endured that head knock, the footage of him crawling in the trainer’s hands is scary stuff.

To me this is not far off the 2022 version of Lockett on Caven. No intention to play the ball, tucks the arm and plays the head, there needs to be consequences here.

I don’t care if he’s a good bloke or he’s sorry either, Plugger, Hall, Gaff and Lethal were all sorry after they put people’s brain into next week.
 

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This is a raw 6, if that comes down to 4 somehow then I don’t really care but the intention is there to take Prestia out of the game by hitting him high after he has clearly moved the ball on, that’s enough for 4 on its own.

The fact that Prestia is concussed is another 2 weeks. I really feel for Dion and his family right now and in the future knowing that he has endured that head knock, the footage of him crawling in the trainer’s hands is scary stuff.

To me this is not far off Lockett on Caven 2022. No intention to play the ball, tucks the arm and ball plays the head, there needs to be consequences here.

I don’t care if he’s a good bloke or he’s sorry either, Plugger, Hall, Gaff and Lethal were all sorry after they put people’s brain into next week.
See the last sentence. Well stewart didnt do what those 4 did. Not even close. All 4 of them put players out of the game for half a season or more with broken faces.
 

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See the last sentence. Well stewart didnt do what those 4 did. Not even close. All 4 of them put players out of the game for half a season or more with broken faces.
We don't know how long Prestia is out for. If it is a bad concussion it could be a month or more
 

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We don't know how long Prestia is out for. If it is a bad concussion it could be a month or more
which would still be a hell of a lot shorter then those four players. All of them werent just concussed. They were physically disfigured too. drinking out of straws for weeks.
 

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Which aint a link. scott played at brisbane and coached north. Never been at geelong.

Making decisions that will affect people to whom you are related would automatically invoke conflict of interest procedures in any organisation with sensible governance.

I am not saying Geelong or Stewart should be unfairly treated here. Just that a very normal conflict of policy procedure is used, for everybody’s benefit, including Brad and Chris Scott.
 

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3-4, chose to bump in a split second decision and made a meal of it. Happens.
 

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