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Discipline summary: Week #11

03/18/2013, 6:55pm EDT
By NLL.com

Game misconduct assessed, seven players withdraw suspension appeals

The National Lacrosse League has announced a summary of discipline stemming from incidents occurring during Week #11 of the NLL regular season for games played on Saturday, March 16.

Colorado Mammoth defenseman Rory Smith has been assessed a Game Misconduct penalty stemming from a fight with Buffalo's Steve Priolo at the 9:22 mark of the first quarter of their game. Instigator minor and Instigator Game Misconduct penalties were called on the field, and upon league review of the incident, it was determined that Smith instigated the fight and the ruling is upheld for violation of Instigator (Rule 80.2).

In other league discipline news, seven players have withdrawn their appeals this week of suspensions stemming from incidents occurring during Week #10 on Saturday, March 9.

Buffalo's Billy Dee Smith, Colorado's Richard Morgan, Philadelphia's Michael Manley and Brandon Miller, Rochester's Jimmy Purves, and Washington's Justin Pychel will all serve one-game suspensions during their team's next game.

Colorado's Chet Koneczny has withdrawn his suspension appeal and will serve his three-game suspension starting with the team's next game. Koneczny's suspension was reduced from four games after it was determined that his violation of Obscene Gestures by Players (Rule 94.2) was not a Match Penalty.

Washington's Mitch McMichael has continued his appeal of his one-game suspension stemming from violation of Illegal Cross Checking (Rule 63.3) in Week #10. The date of McMichael's hearing has yet to be determined.

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