Duncan was reported for his bump on Hawks’ captain Luke Hodge, but the matter was assessed by the MRP and contact was deemed to be made between Duncan’s shoulder and Hodge’s arm and no forceful high contact was made.
The Match Review Panel deemed Sidebottom’s bump to be “careless conduct with medium impact to the head.”
The incident was graded as a two-match ban, however, was upgraded to three matches due to a poor record.
But Sidebottom can accept a two-game ban with an early guilty plea.
— AFL (@AFL) March 26, 2016
Gold Coast’s Tom Lynch and Melbourne’s Jeff Garlett have both been fined $1,000 for striking, while St Kilda’s Jarryn Geary can accept a $1,000 fine for engaging in rough conduct against Port Adelaide’s Robbie Gray.
— AFL (@AFL) March 27, 2016