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Port's Jonas cops six-game AFL ban

  • Port's Jonas cops six-game AFL ban

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Tom Jonas of the Power prepares for the team warm-up during the round seven AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval on May 8, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

The Western Bulldogs have reluctantly accepted Lin Jong's two-week suspension for making front-on contact with GWS defender Matt Buntine.

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said it was "just too risky" to contest the report, which could have lengthened Jong's ban to three weeks, with games against Collingwood, West Coast and Port Adelaide looming.

"Lin's a hard player and he goes the ball. From time to time players are going to be in the way with their heads down ... we take that and move on," Beveridge said.

Port Adelaide defender Tom Jonas will be hit with a heavy suspension on Tuesday night.

He was sent straight to the tribunal for his elbow to the head of West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff.

All other players charged from round nine accepted early guilty pleas.

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