The Match Review Officer has revealed its Jacob Weitering verdict, choosing not to sanction a fine for the defender after he struck Hawthorn's Lloyd Meek on Sunday afternoon, as well as laying six charges from the West Coast-St Kilda game.
The incident in question, which took place off the ball, shows Weitering appear to make contact with Meek's neck area, with the adjudicating umpire choosing to award a free kick to Meek and place Weitering on report for striking.
Meek did not require a medical assessment and was able to play out the remainder of Sunday's match.
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The MRO offered the following explanation regarding its decision not to sanction the Blue:
"After examining all available evidence, it was the view of the Match Review Officer that whilst Weitering makes contact with his left hand to Meek, any high contact made was negligible. No further action was taken."
Meantime, the MRO laid a whopping six charges from the Eagles-Saints bout at Optus Stadium on Sunday, sanctioning Eagles Campbell Chesser, Bailey Williams, Luke Shuey, and Reuben Ginbey, and Saints Mitch Owens and Rowan Marshall.
All aforementioned charges were for engaging in a melee, with each player sanctioned $1,500 with the opportunity to reduce that to $1,000 with an early plea.
No other charges were laid from Sunday's slate of games.