Derby County forward Tom Lawrence has actually apologised unreservedly after getting a fine of 6 weeks’ incomes for his function in the car crash that caused Richard Keogh’s season-ending injury.
The 25- year-old and teammate Mason Bennett were likewise ordered to carry out 80 hours of community service following the incident last month. Both men – whilst heavily intoxicated – attempted to drive home from a group bonding session, Lawrence losing control of his automobile, before colliding with a lamppost.
Rams skipper Keogh harmed his knee ligaments throughout the crash, with the protector now set to miss the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
In an official statement published on the club’s site, Lawrence wrote: “Following the events of the night of the 24 th September I wish to offer my sincere apologies to the football club; our Chairman, the manager, my teammates and all our fans for my indiscretions that night.
” It was an overall mistake of judgement on my part, out of character for me and I am deeply dissatisfied in my behaviour and upset for my teammate and our Captain Richard Keogh.
” Moving forward, I will make every effort to apologize by working diligently to offer something back to our regional community and I will make every effort to pay back all the faith and support I have received from everyone throughout my time at the club in the very best way I know how, on the field of play.”
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He was also peripheral for the Foxes, signing up with Derby two years ago to increase his playing prospects. The winger has actually considering that ended up being an essential part of the Rams side, scoring 15 objectives in 90 appearances.
In Addition To Bennett, Lawrence will go to a court hearing on 15 October to determine what punishment he will receive from local authorities.