However tribunal jurors Jason Johnson, Shane Wakelin and Paul Williams upheld the charge.
Bulldogs lawyer Sam Norton claimed that the one-match ban should be reduced to a fine because of exceptional and compelling circumstances including the fact this season is shorter than usual and Crozier’s exemplary record across a 113-game AFL career and time spent in the WAFL when on Fremantle’s list.
However the jury rejected those arguments.
West Coast’s Jack Redden, North’s Jy Simpkin and Adelaide’s Lachlan Murphy all accepted fines stemming from the weekend’s games. Kangaroo Shaun Higgins and Fremantle veteran David Mundy challenged their respective fines, using the AFL’s written submission mechanism.