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The AFL's Match Review Officer has handed suspensions to Melbourne forward Kysaiah Pickett and Sydney veteran Lance Franklin following separate incidents from Saturday's action.

Pickett was placed on report during the second term of his side's win over the Western Bulldogs for a bump on opponent Bailey Smith and has accepted the charge.

The incident has seen Pickett charged with Rough Conduct and handed a  two-game ban by the MRO, who assessed the bump as Careless Conduct, High Impact and High Contact.

“Over the past 24 hours, we have considered all options available and have had a number of conversations with different people,” Melbourne footy boss Alan Richardson said on the decision to accept the charge.

“We respect the ruling of the Match Review Officer and have decided not to challenge the two-match sanction.

“Kozzy is a high-pressure player, who puts his body on the line and plays with speed and intensity, and unfortunately in this instance his action had the potential to cause injury.

"Kozzy's immediate concern was for his opponent Bailey, who thankfully was uninjured and played out the remainder of the game.”

The suspension will mean Pickett will miss upcoming fixtures against Brisbane and Sydney.

WATCH: Pickett poleaxes Bailey Smith with ugly bump 

Meanwhile, Franklin has accepted a one-game suspension for his high bump on Suns defender Sam Collins.

Franklin has gained scrutiny of the MRO for his final quarter hit on Collins, having used his shoulder to make contact with the Gold Coast backman's head.

The MRO has charged Franklin with Rough Conduct and assessed the veteran's actions as Careless Conduct, Medium Impact and High Contact.

Franklin will now miss side his side's Round 2 clash with Hawthorn, with the star forward likely missing out on the final chance to line up against his old side.

WATCH: Franklin in trouble for Collins hit

Lastly, Eagle Tom Barrass (Striking, $3,000) and Port Adelaide's Darcy Byrne-Jones (Tripping, $1,500) have also been handed charges by the MRO.

Barrass can have his sanction reduced to $2,000 with an early plea, while the same plea for Byrne-Jones will see his fie reduced to $1,000.