Wednesday night's AFL Tribunal will hear two cases, with Brisbane veteran Dayne Zorko challenging a 'contact to the eye region' charge, while Fremantle's Jaeger O'Meara will challenge a 'rough conduct' charge.
Both players were handed one-game suspensions.
O'Meara's case will commence shortly after Zorko's case has concluded, scheduled for approximately 7:30pm. The MRO graded O'Meara's tackle on Melbourne's Charlie Spargo as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact.
Zorko, Lions lose in challenge against 'eye contact' charge
Brisbane were arguing Zorko was not guilty to the charge of making 'contact to the eye region' of Pedlar.
The AFL Tribunal found that Zorko had made intentional contact with Pedlar's eye region and that the gradings should stand.
Zorko won't be eligible to face Hawthorn in Round 13, with the Lions scheduled for a Round 12 bye.
Dayne Zorko has received a one-match suspension for making contact to the eye region of Crows forward Luke Pedlar.
— AFL (@AFL) May 29, 2023
Fremantle lose in O'Meara's dangerous tackle suspension challenge
The Dockers pled guilty to the rough conduct charge, with Fremantle arguing that the level of impact should be graded as 'low' instead of 'medium'.
The AFL Tribunal did not agree that the level of impact could not be reduced to low, and warranted a medium grading due to the potential cause of severe injury.
The suspension has been upheld.
O'Meara won't be available for selection until Round 14, with the Dockers scheduled for a bye this weekend before facing Richmond in Round 13.
Jaeger O'Meara has been handed a one-match suspension for this tackle on Charlie Spargo.
— AFL (@AFL) May 28, 2023