Sydney's two-time Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes will not win a third this season after failing to have a one-match suspension overturned at the AFL Tribunal.
Goodes was found guilty of rough conduct against Port Adelaide's Jacob Surjan, wiping him out for Sunday's SCG clash with North Melbourne and making him ineligible for the Brownlow.
It means the 32-year-old will have to wait at least one more round to break the Swans' games record, which the 303-gamer currently shares with 2005 premiership teammate Michael O'Loughlin.
"Obviously I'm disappointed. We move on, I'm obviously not playing this week," the Swans co-captain told reporters after Tuesday night's verdict.
"It's disappointing letting the team down but we'll move on."
Goodes would have copped a one-match ban even if he entered an early guilty plea, because of a penalty loading for a prior offence.
But his unsuccessful tribunal appearance means he now carries 80.75 demerit points, rather than 35.56 had he admitted to the offence.
He will join Western Bulldogs defender Brian Lake and Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes in missing the coming round, after they both accepted one-match suspensions.
Lake was reported in the last term of Saturday night's loss to St Kilda after he caught Tom Simpkin on the jaw with a left jab.
Grimes was banned for a sling tackle on Richmond's Daniel Jackson at the MCG on Saturday.
Carlton's Marc Murphy accepted a $900 fine for making an obscene gesture to Collingwood fans during Friday night's clash at the MCG and Melbourne's Nathan Jones accepted a $900 fine for making negligent contact with an umpire.
Goodes was banned for sliding his knees into Surjan's hip in a contest for a loose ball during the Swans' win at AAMI Stadium on Saturday.
Goodes' advocate David Galbally QC acknowledged the video footage on which the case was based looked "damning".
But he submitted footage from a wider angle which showed both players started sliding from an equal distance, with only an unpredictable bounce of the ball meaning Surjan arrived first.
AFL legal counsel Jeff Gleeson SC agreed Goodes had no intention of hurting Surjan and was trying to get the ball.
But the jury's verdict backed Gleeson's contention that the Swans star still breached his duty of care by sliding in without regard for Surjan's welfare.