Derby fine Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence and hand pair community service orders

Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have now been fined six weeks wages by Derby and awarded 80 hour community service requests.
The sanctions are all for breaking a team curfew and bringing the team into disrepute – following the pair have been included in what Derby described as analcohol-related incident a week.
Midfielder Lawrence, 25, also ahead Bennett, 23, were charged with all drink-driving following an accident at the Allestree area of Derby.
A Derby announcement read:Derby County Football Club has completed the disciplinary hearing about Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett in regard to their participation in the events of last Tuesday night, which resulted in both of these being arrested and scheduled to appear in court on October 15th.
Irrespective of the outcome of that process, the team wont tolerate any one of its players or staff behaving in a manner which places themselves, their coworkers, and members of the public at risk of injury or worse, or which brings the club into disrepute.
Both the Lawrence and Bennett are being fined the equivalent of six months salary – the maximum contractual limit – and will serve an extra 80 hours of community and rehabilitation, which will have a beverage aware course.
The team is making no additional comment regards this matter.
Bennett explained:At the night of Tuesday 24th SeptemberI made tremendous mistakes after swallowing alcohol.
What I did was wrong.
Being a footballer, also someone who youthful lovers look up to, I know the case I put is crucial. Im ashamed.
In 23 I am old enough, and I had been brought up, to understand much better.
I know that such actions have serious consequences. I take full responsibility for my actions and take the punishment that the club has issued.
I must, and will, find out from these events and will strive to become a much better person.
Theres no excuse for what I have done. I am sorry to my family, my friends, the team Derby fans and into the wider football community, I let you all down.

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