CARLTON ruckman Tom De Koning had his kneeing charge successfully dismissed by the AFL Tribunal last night.

De Koning was originally charged for an alleged incident that occurred in the third quarter of the Blues’ Round 2 win over the Cats, with a $3,000 fine offered.

The Club lodged a written submission contesting the charge, and had it successfully overturned at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday.

The Tribunal found that De Koning’s conduct was not careless and unreasonable in the circumstances, citing that the 23-year-old was engaged in a football action of contesting the ruck fairly, and had his eyes on the ball at the time of contact.

This resulted in De Koning’s actions deemed not careless, therefore meaning the charge was dismissed.