THE AFL TRIBUNAL'S HEAVIEST RECENT SUSPENSIONS
* JEREMY CAMERON - five games in 2018
Brisbane key defender Harris Andrews was hospitalised with bleeding on his brain after being floored by a swinging forearm from GWS forward Cameron. It was Cameron's second direct referral to the tribunal - he also copped a four-game ban in 2016 for a bump that left Brisbane's Rhys Mathieson with a fractured cheekbone.
* TOM BUGG - six games, 2017
A hefty ban was inevitable when Melbourne tagger Bugg dropped Sydney's Callum Mills to the turf with an intentional left hook. Mills' teammates labelled the incident a "dog act" and Bugg has since managed just three games for the Demons.
* BACHAR HOULI - four games, 2017
History was made when the AFL appealed against the two-game ban handed by the tribunal to Richmond defender Houli for striking Carlton's Jed Lamb. The Tigers submitted character references from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and media personality Waleed Aly but the AFL Appeals Board took just 10 minutes to double the ban.
* TOM JONAS - six games, 2016
Ironically, it was West Coast's Andrew Gaff on the receiving end of this brutal high bump from Port Adelaide backman Jonas. The hit received the most serious classification - intentional conduct, severe impact and high contact - and Jonas' attempt to have the charge downgraded cost him any chance of a discount.
* STEVEN BAKER - nine games (total), 2010
St Kilda's serial offender pleaded guilty to three charges of striking Geelong's Steve Johnson, and lost an appeal against a fourth charge of misconduct for hitting Johnson's broken hand in the same game. Baker also copped a seven-game ban for knocking out Fremantle forward Jeff Farmer behind the play in 2007.
* DEAN SOLOMON - eight games, 2008
The Fremantle utility caught Cameron Ling flush with a menacing elbow after the Geelong tagger had dished off a handball. Ling suffered a compressed fracture of the cheekbone and Solomon copped the most severe tribunal penalty in more than a decade.
* BARRY HALL - seven games, 2008
Sydney premiership player Hall will forever be remembered for the sickening left hook that felled West Coast defender Brent Staker. Staker was knocked out before he hit the ground and Hall later admitted he feared the violent blow could have killed his opponent.
Australian Associated Press