Daniel Wells is back to his best, ranking No.1 at the club for score involvements per game. Also, 22 disposals per game is his most since 2012 and he is also averaging career-highs of six tackles and six clearances.
Images of violence against women have long plagued the AFL.
Is there anything quite so insincere as the sporting apology?
Lindsay Thomas is an extremely good footballer and has been one of the most consistent small forwards that the game has seen over the last five seasons.
Brad Scott's bad week got worse at Adelaide Oval last night as North Melbourne failed to capitalise on Adelaide's woeful kicking for goal.
Brad Scott was bitterly disappointed at losing to Adelaide by 33 points on Thursday night, but is far from taking a negative approach as to where his team is placed in one of the best battles in the run to the finals on record.
Can the Roos recover after a horror week?
The AFL's commitment to putting fans first is likely to shape discussions when league boss Gillon McLachlan hosts the coaches at his home next week.
Wicked weather is forecast for what already shapes as a rugged AFL clash when Adelaide host North Melbourne on Thursday.
The AFL knew it faced a thankless task as it simultaneously tackled two major public issues in a week which brought with every new day a new apology.
The sceptics have been dismissive of North Melbourne all season. With the Roos now up against it, the next few weeks may tell us once and for all whether they're the real deal or not.
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has escaped suspension but has been hit with one of the biggest fines for an individual incident in VFL-AFL history for claiming the umpires had been biased in Friday night's loss to Hawthorn.
This wasn't banter. Banter, says the dictionary, is "the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks". The key word is "exchange", implying giving and getting. This was all giving.
Advocacy group calls for summit of club presidents on violence against women in light of the sexist and offensive comments by Eddie McGuire and James Brayshaw.
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he feels "embarrassed" and has apologised for his claims of bias, as it emerged the incident against Hawthorn which helped to spark the umpiring controversy had been adjudicated wrongly.
Star North Melbourne midfielder Jack Ziebell is free to play against Adelaide after the AFL match review panel ruled he did not have a case to answer for his hit on Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell.
North Melbourne's treacherous week off the field may continue on the field, with four stars remaining in doubt for Thursday night's clash with Adelaide.
AFL chief Gillon McLachlan says he expects the league's review of Brad Scott's astonishing attack at the league's umpiring department will be complete by the end of Tuesday.
North Melbourne have a tough enough task ahead without their own coaches and officials causing distractions their players can't afford.
As his coach and club braced for AFL action, North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey revealed he spoke to an umpire on Friday night in a plea for Lindsay Thomas to be treated the same as any other player.