Mason Bennett and tom Lawrence have now been fined six weeks wages by Derby and given 80 hour community service orders.
The sanctions are bringing the team into disrepute and for breaking up a bar curfew – after the group have been included in what Derby explained as aalcohol-related incident a week.
23, 25, also forward Bennett, midfielder Lawrence, were charged with drink-driving following an accident at Derbys Allestree area.
A Derby statement :Derby County Football Club has completed the disciplinary hearing regarding Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett in regard to their involvement in the events of last Tuesday night, which led to both of them being arrested and scheduled to appear at court on October 15th.
Irrespective of the results of that process, the club will not tolerate any one of its staff or players acting in a manner which places themselves, their coworkers, and members of the general public in danger of injury or worse, or that brings the club into disrepute.
Both Lawrence and Bennett are consequently being fined the equivalent of six months salary – the highest contractual limit – and will serve an additional 80 hours of rehabilitation and community, which will incorporate a beverage aware course.
The team will be making no additional comment regards this issue.
Bennett said:On the night of Tuesday 24th September, I made huge mistakes after consuming alcohol.
Everything I did was incorrect.
Being a footballer, and someone who youthful lovers appear to, I know the case I set is crucial. I am humiliated.
At 23 I am old , and I had been brought up, to know better.
I know that such actions have serious consequences. I take the punishment which the club has issued and take responsibility.
I must, and will, learn from such events and will try to be a better person.
There is no excuse for what Ive done. I am sorry to my loved ones, my friends, the team Derby fans and into the broader football community, so I let you down
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