If you watch the bump replay, he was always going to go, .. and if not for the bump, he should get one for sheer stupid.
I've watched it a few times now, & can't for the life of me u/stand why he did what he did. The ball was right in front of him, and that should have been his focus. With BJ right beside him, he could have tapped it to him the 1st time, and if not, been looking to do so the 2nd time instead of lining the bloke up,or o/wise just going for trying to pick it up himself / halving the contest. In the end, he was going past the ball at the player, which is normally a free kick anyway, and is damning from an MRP aspect.
Think he really enjoys the opportunity to hurt afforded in Aussie Rules after so long in the basketball like Gaelic version, and look's to do so just a tad too much perhaps.
Don't mind if he does, but he's got to get smarter as to the when & how to do so.
Also, he only gets into the situation in the first place because he puts down a perfect handball from Stants,.... again, because he took his eyes off the ball.
His lesson from this & mantra he should repeat to himself from here on out ... "Watch the ball Conor" .. "Eyes on The Ball!"