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McMahon offered bump ban

The AFL Barwon Tribunal has offered Matt McMahon a suspension. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

NEWTOWN & Chilwell captain Matt McMahon has been offered a suspension for a bump that left St Mary’s star Harry Benson with a broken jaw.

It follows a request from the Saints for the AFL Barwon Match Review Panel to look at the incident from the opening stages of Saturday’s clash at Elderslie Reserve.

The reigning Mathieson medalist underwent surgery on Sunday to have plates inserted for three breaks.

The MRP found that the bump by McMahon, who has three Mathieson medals of his own, made high contact in a manner deemed rough conduct.

krockfootball.com.au understands the Eagles are meeting tonight to discuss whether the 231-game veteran, who has never previously been suspended, challenges or accepts the ban.

Meanwhile, a request from umpires for the MRP to view vision, Anakie’s Brayden Riddell has been offered a two-week suspension for a dangerous tackle on Inverleigh’s Nathan Mayes in the second quarter of the Roos’ loss at Anakie Reserve.

And North Geelong’s Jacsen Jewell is facing a two-week suspension for striking Belmont Lion Ben McPherson in the final term of the Magpies’ loss at Keith Barclay Oval.

The vision of the incident was inconclusive. With the MRP unable to make a determination, the set penalty is still on offer.

Two incidents were looked at and given the all-clear.

Thomson’s Jeremy Cain’s contact with an umpire during the final quarter of Saturday’s win over Werribee Centrals at Godfrey Street was deemed incidental. It occurred when the Tiger was running with his opponent.

And an incident in a marking contest that injured Ocean Grove defender Glenn Campbell late in the Grubbers’ loss to Anglesea at Ray Menzies Oval was deemed an accident by the MRP.

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