Hawthorn star Tom Mitchell can still win the Brownlow Medal, but Port Adelaide's Lindsay Thomas and Hawthorn defender James Sicily are off to the AFL tribunal.
AFL match review officer Michael Christian laid 12 charges on Monday, with Mitchell escaping with a fine and Thomas and Sicily referred directly to the tribunal.
In addition to Thomas' tribunal charge, he was offered a one-game ban for striking Joel Selwood, with the Geelong skipper offered a one-match ban for striking Thomas.
The Port forward will answer a charge of rough conduct at a hearing on Tuesday night for his heavy and high hit on Scott Selwood during the Power's 34-point loss to the Cats at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.
Sicily will answer a charge of serious misconduct after he was deemed to have intentionally trodden on Shaun Atley's lower leg during the Roos' upset win.
Geelong premiership skipper Cameron Ling labelled Thomas' bump a dog act, with Christian classifying it as careless conduct with severe impact to the head.
"I should take the opportunity to emphasise that this wasn't graded as intentional," Christian explained.
"I think it's really important to understand that you're permitted under the rules of the game run past the ball, if it's within five metres, and execute a bump.
"It's part of the game, but when you elect to do that you must execute the bump fairly.
"(But) to say that someone intentionally set out to commit a reportable offence when you're allowed to bump is a bridge way too far, so that's why it was graded careless.
"Ordinarily it would have been high impact but with the potential to cause more serious injury we decided to upgrade it to severe."
Christian based that classification on the speed Thomas was travelling, the front-on position that he came from and also the vulnerability of Selwood.
Mitchell, one of the favourites to win the Brownlow after four rounds, will still be eligible if he accepts a $1500 fine for misconduct.
Christian explained the force of Mitchell's elbow to Todd Goldstein's neck wasn't enough to warrant a suspension.
North veteran Shaun Higgins spent a night in hospital with concussion and underwent cosmetic surgery on his lip after a collision with Ryan Burton.
The young Hawk was cleared of any wrongdoing over the clash.
"Contact was made from Burton's shoulder to the chest of Higgins," Christian said.
"I think it's really important to understand that he took reasonable care to execute the bump fairly.
"He couldn't reasonably foresee that there was going to be an accidental clash of heads.
"It was unfortunate for Higgins, but I just want to emphasise that when we're assessing incidents we look at the conduct first and foremost."
Greater Western Sydney ruckman Dawson Simpson was found to have no case to answer for his part in a collision that left St Kilda's Jack Newnes concussed.
Players to receive fines included Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield, North Melbourne pair Cameron Zurhaar and Majak Daw, Gold Coast's Touk Miller and Jesse Lonergan, and Hawthorn's James Cousins.