Nat Fyfe escapes with fine for bump
ONE more strike and you're out.
That's the scenario facing Dockers star and overwhelming Brownlow Medal favourite Nat Fyfe who escaped with a $1500 fine for his high contact on Hawthorn's Taylor Duryea during Sunday's match in Launceston.
The midfielder was also given a $1000 fine for tripping Koby Stevens in the round nine match against the Western Bulldogs.
After two suspensions last season cost Fyfe the chance to win the Brownlow Medal, the Match Review Panel changed the rules so players would still be in contention to win the Brownlow despite being found guilty of a low-level offence.
The 23-year-old is now walking a tightrope, however, with one more fine resulting in an automatic one-match suspension and ineligibility for the game's highest individual honour.
Hawthorn star Sam Mitchell was also offered a $1000 fine for kneeing Fyfe in the same game.
Geelong skipper Joel Selwood, Collingwood midfielder Taylor Adams, Richmond forward Ty Vickery and North Melbourne's Drew Petrie weren't so fortunate.
Selwood was offered a one-game suspension for his 'chicken wing' tackle on North Melbourne's Sam Wright, while Petrie can also accept a week out for striking.
Vickery faces two weeks on the sidelines for rough conduct in an incident that left Carlton's Michael Jamieson concussed, and Adams has been offered two weeks for kneeing Port Adelaide's Justin Westhoff.