Tom Bugg handed long suspension
Tom Bugg has been handed a six-match ban by the tribunal.
The Melbourne forward pleaded guilty to striking Sydney’s Callum Mills.
Thanks Tom Bugg for showing us and Bachar the difference between intentional and accidental— Steve Price (@StevePriceMedia) July 1, 2017
Bugg was represented by player advocate Iain Findlay, who said Bugg knew the incident would “follow him” for the rest of his career.
Bugg apologised again after the hearing, saying he accepted the ban.
He’ll now focus on “winning back respect” from his captain and teammates.
Tom Bugg statement pic.twitter.com/WLtHZxE33Q— Nathan Schmook (@NathanSchmook) July 4, 2017