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MRP: Viney cops one match, Motlop in the clear

Viney set for MRP scrutiny Jack Viney appears to strike Brad Ebert with a flurry of blows
Melbourne onballer Jack Viney has accepted a one-match suspension from the MRP - ${keywords}
Melbourne onballer Jack Viney has accepted a one-match suspension from the MRP

MELBOURNE midfielder Jack Viney has been handed a one-match ban for a flurry of punches to the face of Port Adelaide onballer Brad Ebert.

The ban compounded a dirty day for Viney with the club confirming he fractured his knucklebone and will miss at least three weeks.

The crucial Demon will miss his team's clash against Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday, as well as games against Collingwood and the Sydney Swans.  

The 22-year-old, who sits sixth in the AFLCA player of the year award, will also be ineligible for the Brownlow Medal after accepting the ban.

Viney unleashed a series of three intentional strikes on Ebert in Saturday's clash, landing one that qualified for low impact. 

The MRP guidelines state a low impact punch must make more than just negligible impact.

Geelong forward Steven Motlop was more fortunate, with the MRP clearing him of making forceful contact to the groin of Carlton's Zach Tuohy.

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The Panel said it had looked at all available angles, including behind the goal vision, and decided there was "no forceful contact made to the groin area".

Greater Western Sydney forward Adam Tomlinson has accepted a $1000 fine for striking Adelaide opponent Tom Lynch.

The MRP laid six charges, with Port Adelaide's Jackson Trengove accepting a $1000 fine for making unnecessary contact to the face of Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn.

Bulldogs Jake Stringer and Tom Liberatore accepted $2500 and $1500 fines respectively for engaging in a melee, with Collingwood's Alan Toovey accepting a $1000 for his first melee charge.