Minson challenges stomping charge

August 21, 2012, 12:07 pmSportal

Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson is risking an early end to his season, after opting to contest his charge of stomping on Sydney midfielder Kieren Jack...

Will Minson

Western Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson is risking an early end to his season, after opting to contest his charge of stomping on Sydney midfielder Kieren Jack.

Minson was charged with a level two misconduct offence and collated 225 points and a potential two-match ban for lashing out at Jack in their 82-point loss at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, but could have accepted a one-match sanction courtesy of a five-year good record and an early plea.

Should he be unsuccessful at the tribunal on Tuesday night, Minson will be out of action until 2013 with just two matches remaining this season for Brendan McCartney's side.

Carlton midfielder Andrew Carrazzo is challenging his fine for involvement in the quarter-time melee in their big win over Essendon.

Carrazzo was offered a $1600 sanction for a first offence in a melee, but could have accepted a $1200 fine with an early plea.

All 16 other players involved in the brawl accepted their monetary sanctions, with Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder the worst of the players hit, as a third involvement in a melee saw him accept a $3000 fine.

West Coast's Daniel Kerr will be available for their crunch clash with Collingwood, after accepting a reprimand for striking Port Adelaide's Chad Wingard.

Kerr picked up 125 points and a one-match ban for his strike on the Power youngster, but it was reduced to 93.75 points and a reprimand with an early guilty plea.

Melbourne's Lynden Dunn accepted a written reprimand for staging during the first quarter of the Demons' win over Greater Western Sydney in Canberra.

Both Andrew Raines of the Brisbane Lions and Port Adelaide's Aaron Young accepted $1200 fines for first offences of making contact with an umpire.

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