West Adelaide veteran Chris Schmidt has been handed a $200 fine and reprimand by the SANFL Tribunal for engaging in serious misconduct with Port Adelaide’s Joe Atley at Alberton Oval on Sunday.
The charge of serious misconduct related to Schmidt making high contact with his left arm around the neck of Atley.
This contact was deemed careless and of low impact based on the evidence presented to the SANFL Tribunal Panel.
Schmidt is available to face North Adelaide in Round 13 on Saturday.
West Adelaide and Port Adelaide have both been sanctioned for their involvement in a melee which occurred at the commencement of the half-time break.