Jared Polec has copped a $3,000 fine from the Match Review Officer, which can reduced to $2,000 with an early plea.
The skilful midifelder was charged with rough conduct during the fourth quarter against Port Adelaide, with the AFL deeming a tackle on Darcy Byrne-Jones as dangerous.
The MRO's findings were as follows:
Jared Polec, North Melbourne, has been charged with Rough Conduct (Dangerous Tackle) against Darcy Byrne-Jones, Port Adelaide, during the fourth quarter of the Round One match between North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, played at Marvel Stadium on Sunday March 21.
In summary, he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.
Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, Low Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.