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Tony Mitchell's NBL ban reduced on appeal

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/03/2017 Warren Barnsley
Tony Mitchell. © Paul Kane/Getty Images Tony Mitchell.

Cairns import Tony Mitchell's season-long NBL ban for throwing the ball at a referee has been reduced to 10 matches.

The American was last month found guilty of deliberately throwing the ball at referee Vaughan Mayberry when the Taipans were eliminated from the NBL finals by eventual champions Perth.

Mitchell did not attend his appeal hearing having returned to the United States, but the league's tribunal ruled the original punishment was excessive.

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