Collingwood star Jordan De Goey is handed a three-game ban for brutally assaulting young Eagle Elijah Hewett

Collingwood star Jordan De Goey has been handed a three-game ban over young West Coast player Elijah Hewett’s brutal concussion.

The incident was referred directly to AFL Arbitration after the game examiner ruled it a negligent conduct, high impact and high contact.

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De Goey pleaded guilty to all counts of the charges and sought a three-game penalty while the AFL recommended a four-game suspension.

When he testified, Elster said he immediately regretted the incident, but it wasn’t until he watched the replay that he realized he’d gotten high on Hewett.

“I was personally disappointed and shattered for him because obviously it wasn’t my intention to hit him up,” he said.

Jordan De Goey’s shot at Elijah Hewett. Credit: Fox Sports

De Goey also revealed that he texted Hewett after the game apologizing for the goal.

After much deliberation, the tribunal sided with Collingwood and awarded a three-game suspension.

That means De Goey will miss the King’s Birthday blockbuster against Melbourne as well as the clashes against Adelaide and Gold Coast.

But he will return for the 17th round with the Western Bulldogs and pick up a big win for the Magpies.

Hewett continues to suffer from a concussion and will miss Saturday’s game against Adelaide before the Eagles have a bye.

A battle of words broke out between the two clubs following the incident, with Dom Sheed publicly calling for an extended suspension and West Coast apologizing for a social media post.

“I actually didn’t see it (at the time). I kept looking at the big screen and I kept missing it,” Sheed told 6PR.

“But I heard it was pretty bad. The guys probably didn’t react the way we should have reacted when that happened. But looking back now, I think he deserved a good month or two on the sidelines.”

The Eagles posted a picture of the bump with the caption, “Straight to the tribunal,” but later deleted the post and apologized the next day.

Former Collingwood manager Nathan Buckley questioned the club’s decision to post about De Goey.

“What is West Coast tweeting about Jordy? It’s none of their business,” Buckley told SEN on Monday.

“And Dom Sheed said, ‘I just saw the vision, maybe we should have stood up for him.'”

“None of the players got up because there was nothing to see outside of a football performance at the time, otherwise they would have protested.”

Jordan De Goey jab sparks a war of words from the AFL and a West Coast apology.

Jordan De Goey jab sparks a war of words from the AFL and a West Coast apology.

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