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Disciplinary Item


Case Number ON/034/14
Name Jack Aldous
Club York City Knights
Shirt Number 10
Match York City Knights v Sheffield
Competition Warm Up Matches
Date 09/02/14
Incident considered Punching in 10th minute
Decision Charge
Details of Charge / Reason for NF Rule – 15.1(a) Detail – Strikes – punching – one on one Grade - B
Range of Recommended Sanctions in relation to Charged Grade* 1-2
Date of Disciplinary Committee 25/02/14
Evidence provided DVD On Field Report
Decision On Charge
Player plea Player pleads guilty to charge by e mail
Summary of CM's submissions on the Charge / evidence The Match Review Panel carefully considered this incident. As you can see from the footage Peter Green takes the ball in and Mr Aldous makes a tackle. This tackle is aggressive in nature and Mr Green lashes out towards Mr Aldous. Mr Aldous then initially attempts to strike his opponent but misses. He then connects with two further punches to his opponent’s head area while his opponent is in a vulnerable position on the floor. This then leads to other players becoming involved in the situation. As a result of this incident the referee sends Mr Aldous and Mr Green to the sin bin.
Summary of Player's submissions on the Charge / evidence Player unable to attend due to work commitments. Submitted an e mail indicating a plea of guilt. Player indicates did not start the incident that led to the altercation. Indicating it was the opponent that threw the first blow whilst this player was getting back to his feet. Player concedes he did react and regrets his actions and having let his team mates down as he was sin binned.
Decision Guilty plea
Reasons for Decision
Decision On Sanction (where found to have committed Misconduct)
Summary of CM's submissions on the appropriate sanction No additional submissions
Summary of Player's submissions on the appropriate sanction Reacted to provocation-shown remorse and pleaded guilty
Aggravating Factors
Mitigating Factors
Reasons for Decision The tribunal are prepared to accept there was some provocation by the opponent in this instance. However this player did throw several punches in retaliation some of which connected. The tribunal note this player has accepted his guilt but are aware he has two previous disciplinary matters involving punching. Taking into account the circumstances this tribunal feel that a 1 match suspension and £50 fine are appropriate.
Suspension 1 match
Fine £50