Franklin cleared over high contact
Hawthorn star Lance Franklin has escaped punishment for his high contact in Saturday's AFL pre-season cup match against Gold Coast.
Franklin caught Suns youngster Matt Shaw across the neck and shoulder as they contested the ball, conceding a free kick.
The match review panel ruled on Monday that Shaw had cut across Franklin's path to intercept the ball.
"The panel said that Franklin had his hand open in a bid to gather the ball when contact was made and it was their view the action was not a striking action," the league said in a statement.
The panel also cleared Gold Coast player Andrew Boston for high contact he made on Brisbane's Claye Beams.
Carlton's Levi Casboult will face no charge for his collision with GWS player Matt Buntine after the panel ruled it was accidental.