Crows midfielder Ebony Marinoff has been suspended for three games after fronting the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.
Marinoff pleaded not guilty but the tribunal upheld the charge of engaging in forceful front-on contact.
The incident involving GWS recruit Brid Stack occurred late in the fourth quarter of the trial match.
Ebony Marinoff has been found guilty of engaging in forceful front-on contact at the AFL Tribunal tonight and has been suspended for three matches. Below is the incident in question, more to come #weflyasone #crowsaflw pic.twitter.com/3FDLg1kXmQ— Adelaide Crows AFLW (@CrowsAFLW) January 19, 2021
“I’m really disappointed with this outcome, it was never my intention to hurt Brid,” Marinoff said.
“Every time I go onto the footy field I want to play hard but fair football and I believe that’s what I did on Sunday.
“I reached out to Brid to send her my best and I wish her a fast recovery.”
Crows Head of Women’s Football Phil Harper said the Club will assess its options after the verdict.
“The Club is really disappointed with this outcome and we’ll be considering our options going forward,” Harper said.
Adelaide is set to play Melbourne in Round One on Saturday, January 30.