Yes. The AFL gave Richmond pick #1 during the middle of the trade period under the provision they must use it to trade it for a player (Conti). Richmond didn't have pick 1 at the start of the trade period, and after 4 players from the bulldogs left to expansion teams (the limit a club could lose), the AFL handed them pick 1 to make sure she could still get to Richmond. Had the AFL not intervened and given Richmond pick 1, she either would've stayed or be drafted by Carlton or another club had she delisted herself and entered the open draft.Well that didn't happen.
What the AFL did do was 'instruct' Richmond to trade the no.1 pick for Conti, even though technically she could've just nominated for the draft. Richmond still would've got her, and the Bulldogs would've got nothing.