Ivan Maric. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Maric, Baguley cop bans, as 13 charges laid by MRP

Ivan Maric and Mark Baguley can accept one match suspensions, while a whopping 13 players have been charged by the MRP following the completion of round 14.

Maric was charged with striking Giant Jack Steele, with the contact classified as careless with medium impact to the head. The offense was deemed to be worthy of a two week suspension, downgraded to one with an early guilty plea.

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Essendon’s Mark Baguley was charged with striking St. Kilda’s Jack Lonie in the second quarter of the Saints’ big win over the Dons. The contact was classified as intentional, but low impact to the head. Baguley’s two week ban can be reduced to one with an early guilty plea.

Port Adelaide’s Matthew Broadbent has been fined $1,000 for making unreasonable contact with an injured player (Sydney’s Luke Parker).

Trent Cotchin can also accept a $1,000 fine, for striking Zac Williams from GWS in the first quarter on Saturday afternoon.

Collingwood’s Travis Varcoe was fined $1,500 for his high bump on Cyril Rioli on Friday night, with the incident classified as careless and low impact to the head.

Callan Ward was charged with a second offense of being involved in a melee and was fined $1,500, while Cam McCarthy, Adam Treloar and Jake Bachelor were all fined $1,000 for their part in the melee.

Giants midfielder Toby Greene was fined $2,500 for spitting at Anthony Miles, but with no applicable bad record, he can accept a $1,500 fine.

West Coast forward Mark LeCras was charged with striking Melbourne’s Neville Jetta and fined $1,000 with contact deemed to be intentional, but low impact to the body.

Finally, Hayden Ballantyne and Darcy Gardiner were fined $1,000 each for wrestling yesterday afternoon at Domain Stadium.

Read the full MRP statement at afl.com.au

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