Pickett, Cotchin charged by MRO

The Match Review Officer has completed their review of Sunday’s game against Brisbane, with Marlion Pickett and Trent Cotchin offered financial sanctions.

Charges laid:

Marlion PickettRichmond, has been charged with Engaging in Rough Conduct against Rhys Mathieson, Brisbane Lions, during the third quarter of the Round 20 match between Richmond and the Brisbane Lions played at the MCG on Sunday 31 July, 2022.

In summary, the player can accept a $3000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, Low Impact, High Contact. The incident was classified as a $5000 sanction as a second offense. The player can accept a $3000 sanction with an early plea.

Trent CotchinRichmond, has been charged with Misconduct against Dayne Zorko, Brisbane Lions, during the first quarter of the Round 20 match between Richmond and the Brisbane Lions played at the MCG on Sunday July 31, 2022.

In summary, the player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Misconduct. The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction as a first offense. The player can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

Incident explained:

The Match Review Officer has reviewed the events leading up to Zac Bailey’s injury. The Vision from match was inconclusive. The AFL has interviewed Bailey and found that Bailey was unsure if the injury was sustained in a bump or subsequent contact from Marlion Pickett. No sanction applied.

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