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Collingwood’s Mason Cox escapes ban at AFL tribunal

  • Magpies ruckman fined $3,000 for rough conduct
  • Free to play in grand final rematch against Eagles

Collingwood giant Mason Cox will play in their AFL grand final rematch against West Coast after his one-game suspension was downgraded to a fine. After a lengthy and complex one-hour hearing on Tuesday evening, the three-man jury took just five minutes to decided their verdict on the American’s rough conduct charge.

The jury of Richard Loveridge, Wayne Henwood and Jason Johnson ruled that Cox’s collision with Richmond defender Dylan Grimes was rough conduct. They also agreed with the original classification of low impact. But crucially they disagreed with match review officer Michael Christian, who had classified the charge as intentional conduct.

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