Hawthorn’s Sam Mitchell is free to play in this week’s clash with North Melbourne after being cleared for his hit on Melbourne’s Jack Watts during the Hawks’ loss to the Demons on Saturday afternoon.
The Match Review Panel said that the contact to Watts’ face was made with open hand rather than a fist.
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Meanwhile, teammate James Sicily can accept a one game ban for striking Bernie Vince.
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St Kilda’s Blake Acres can accept a $1,000 sanction for striking Carlton’s Matthew Kreuzer.
North Melbourne’s Jed Anderson can accept a $1,500 sanction for engaging in rough conduct on Lin Jong.
The MRP decided that Parker was attempting to take possession of the ball when high contact was made, with his action deemed not a reportable offence.