The incident which resulted in Leroy Jetta being charged with staging. Photo: Channel Seven
Essendon small forward Leroy Jetta is the first AFL player to be charged with staging.
Jetta can accept a written reprimand for his second-quarter theatrics on Saturday night against Richmond.
The AFL brought in staging as a tribunal offence at the start of last season and said at the time that there would be no financial or suspension penalty for a first offence.
"We expected significant discussion and that would be part of the deterrent,’’ an AFL spokesman said.
A second staging offence would attract a fine.
A week ago, the match review panel effectively gave St Kilda utility Brendon Goddard a warning for staging when they outlined why they had not charged him for an incident.
Jetta was also charged with striking Richmond defender Dylan Grimes and can accept a one-game suspension.
Greater Western Sydney player Toby Greene can also take a one-game ban for rough conduct against Brisbane’s Jed Adcock.
Western Bulldogs defender Dylan Addison was charged with striking Gold Coast's Harley Bennell and he will miss one match with an early plea.
North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey can accept a reprimand for striking Port Adelaide's Chad Wingard, while Power defender Jackson Trengove will also escape with a reprimand if he does not challenge his front-on contact charge against Kieran Harper.
Kangaroos small forward Lindsay Thomas was fined $900 for an obscene gesture and star West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr faces the same penalty for negligent umpire contact.