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Update: Barnett accepts three week ban

UPDATED: Newcastle Knights backrower Mitch Barnett has been suspended for three games following a tackle on Melbourne fullback Jarome Hughes.

The 25-year-old has been charged with a grade three dangerous contact offence.

He will miss three weeks after taking the early guilty plea.

Barnett would've missed five games if he contested the charge and lost.

Nathan Brown talks about the Barnett tackle in the video below:

Barnett takes early plea