1 Sep 2011

Adam Blair accepts season-ending NRL ban

6:07 pm on 1 September 2011

The Melbourne forward Adam Blair has accepted his three-match penalty for his part in last Friday's all-in brawl against Manly, with his NRL club deciding not to appeal the finding.

Blair had already pleaded guilty to a striking charge on Tuesday and been hit with a two-game ban.

But the the NRL judiciary added further three-game suspension on Wednesday after Blair's sideline stoush with Manly's Glenn Stewart.

The suspension ends the backrower's season, ruling him out of the Storm's finals campaign, and also his career at the club, as the 25-year-old is joining Wests Tigers next season.

Storm chief executive Ron Gauci says the club isn't appealing, despite believing the penalty was excessive.

Stewart will front the NRL judiciary tonight.