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Pedersen accepts sanction

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13: (L-R) Tom McDonald of the Demons, Josh Bruce of the Saints and Cameron Pedersen of the Demons compete for the ball during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on March 13, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13: (L-R) Tom McDonald of the Demons, Josh Bruce of the Saints and Cameron Pedersen of the Demons compete for the ball during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on March 13, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

CAMERON Pedersen has accepted his $1000 sanction with an early guilty plea for engaging in rough conduct against St Kilda’s Nathan Wright during the fourth quarter of Melbourne’s NAB Challenge win over the Saints at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.  

Pedersen was initially handed a $1500 sanction, which was reduced to $1000, given he took the early guilty plea.
 
Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from St Kilda, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head.

The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction. Pedersen had no applicable record, which impacted the penalty. An early plea enabled him to accept a $1000 sanction.