Panel clears Cats skipper
JOEL Selwood remains in Brownlow Medal contention after the match review panel deemed his contact to the face of Brisbane's Andrew Raines was too light to warrant a charge.
"The two players are ahead of the ball and running upfield. Selwood makes high contact to Raines with his left hand," the panel's report said. "After receiving a medical report from the Brisbane Lions Football Club, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a report. No further action was taken."
Selwood had been facing a three-match suspension if found guilty of the behind-play incident but is now free to lead Geelong in its home match against Melbourne on Saturday.
Raines has been offered a three-match suspension for striking Selwood in retaliation, although the penalty can be cut to one match with a guilty plea due to his good record over the past five years.
St Kilda's Leigh Montagna has been offered a two-match suspension for striking Melbourne's James Magner, as has West Coast's Will Schofield for striking Richmond's Jack Riewoldt.
The Western Bulldogs' Patrick Veszpremi can accept a reprimand for rough conduct, for leaning into GWS' Tomas Bugg with his head. Adelaide spearhead Taylor Walker can also accept a reprimand, for forceful front-on contact to Port Adelaide's Jacob Surjan.
Gold Coast debutant Kyal Horsley can also accept a $900 fine for negligent umpire contact.