Extinct No. 1 AFL draft pick Paddy McCartin has copped a 5-match ban after a strange excuse didn’t attach him on the VFL tribunal on Tuesday night.
Sydney ahead McCartin used to be referred straight to the tribunal after he punched Geelong captain Aaron Unlit in their opening minutes of the reserves conflict.
Photos, which is able to be seen in the video above, emerged on Monday of McCartin taking two swings at Unlit in the attend of the play throughout the match at Tramway Oval.
The video shows him staggering backwards after McCartin landed the second punch flush on his jaw, however Unlit shunned ruin and used to be cleared of concussion.
McCartin, 25, ran off to yet another contest and later in the match injured his hand in a marking contest.
The incident used to be graded intentional, excessive affect and high contact, which McCartin’s defence personnel unsuccessfully tried to contain downgraded in a announce to receive a three-week suspension.
McCartin delivered a heartfelt apology video on Tuesday where he admitted he’d “misplaced respect” in the football group over the incident.
At the tribunal, the diabetic blamed his behaviour on having low blood sugar ahead of the game.
“Within the lead as much as this game my blood sugar ran surprisingly low,” he said.
“Very finest ahead of I went to huddle I went to bench to take a look at blood sugars as no longer feeling 100 per cent.
Blood sugar used to be 3.8. I was more agitated than current.”
McCartin joined the Swans’ reserves for the 2021 VFL season, seeking to reignite a profession that regarded to be over after he suffered eight concussions while at St Kilda.
The principle-characteristic player is hoping to be picked up in the AFL mid-season rookie draft on June 2.
McCartin, who also suffered a thumb ruin in the costly match, had otherwise made a truly moral impression on head coach John Longmire and other key figures on the SCG.
“It’s very disappointing for Patty. He’s a high quality bloke, it’s very unlike him and exclusively out of persona,” Longmire said.
“I’ve had a short chat with him. He’s very remorseful. The principle thing is Aaron is OK.”
Longmire illustrious McCartin’s thumb ruin used to be sustained in a separate incident.
“He’s most efficient conducted a few games … he used to be moral getting attend into it,” Longmire said.
“It’ll enviornment him attend a chunk, we’ll wait and undercover agent how he goes after that.”
– with AAP