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Derby County Drink Driving charges (merged topics)

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Mason Bennett 23 & Tom Lawrence 25 arrested and charged with drink driving after crashing their vehicles on the A6 in Derby late on Tuesday night..

Range Rover Sport (Lawrence)  & Mercedes GLC (Bennett)  - bad news for them and their struggling club.

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1 minute ago, WhistleHappy said:

Mason Bennett 23 & Tom Lawrence 25 arrested and charged with drink driving after crashing their vehicles on the A6 in Derby late on Tuesday night..

Range Rover Sport (Lawrence)  & Mercedes GLC (Bennett)  - bad news for them and their struggling club.

Same incident or two separate ones?

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Ok, so when does Diedhiou take the fall for this & get banned for being nowhere near the incident? At the very least the FA must ban him for 23 games for having been in Derby in the last 3 months! Guilty by association & all that!

On a serious note, I hope they throw the book at both of them but fully expect them to get a fine that isn’t in line with their vast salaries & a ban that won’t really matter because they’ll just employ drivers! Unlikely that they will of learnt anything from this.

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30 minutes ago, Sniper said:

So unless I'm reading this wrong, they crashed into each other:dunno:

As long as no one else was involved that's a fair result in my book!

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/09/26/exclusive-derby-captain-richard-keogh-injured-inmason-bennett/

The Derby County captain Richard Keogh was injured in the car collision on Tuesday night that saw his teammates Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence charged with drink-driving, Telegraph Sport has learned.

It is expected that Phillip Cocu will confirm the news that Keogh has a suspected fractured wrist and also injured his knee when the Derby head coach holds his weekly press briefing at lunchtime.

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49 minutes ago, S.B. said:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/09/26/exclusive-derby-captain-richard-keogh-injured-inmason-bennett/

The Derby County captain Richard Keogh was injured in the car collision on Tuesday night that saw his teammates Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence charged with drink-driving, Telegraph Sport has learned.

It is expected that Phillip Cocu will confirm the news that Keogh has a suspected fractured wrist and also injured his knee when the Derby head coach holds his weekly press briefing at lunchtime.

Whoops. It’s bad enough when misguided youngsters do this sort of thing, but the 33 year old club captain was with them, allowing it to happen!

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Mason Bennett attended a Drinkaware event on the same day. 

Derby have deleted the page detailing this from their website, but if you Google "Mason Bennett Drinkaware" you will see the page existed. 

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21 minutes ago, Leveller said:

Whoops. It’s bad enough when misguided youngsters do this sort of thing, but the 33 year old club captain was with them, allowing it to happen!

It’s now being reported that Keogh is out for the season with the knee injury! What were they thinking? 

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20 minutes ago, Leveller said:

Whoops. It’s bad enough when misguided youngsters do this sort of thing, but the 33 year old club captain was with them, allowing it to happen!

I’m fairly certain Keogh was packed off by GJ a for his drinking habits with Nobes.. 

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1 minute ago, Chris said:

It’s now being reported that Keogh is out for the season with the knee injury! What were they thinking? 

Oh! how I got slated for the booze culture, well here you go proof that there is a huge price to pay, could be career ending for Keogh.  

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25 minutes ago, Chris_Brown said:

Mason Bennett attended a Drinkaware event on the same day. 

Derby have deleted the page detailing this from their website, but if you Google "Mason Bennett Drinkaware" you will see the page existed. 

Oh yeh, it was certainly there, Google cache....

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Nothing more on it though but pretty embarrasing considering he was representing thier community trust. Idiots.

Edit: They've just posted this...

https://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/2019/09/club-statement-6

 

 

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Shame their fines will be paltry and they won't get banged up, if Keogh is out for the season he may learn something from the incident - I doubt it though. Just order a taxi FFS (or a limo in their case). Trouble with people who are so far from reality is they think they can do whatever they want with no consequences and luckily they never injured an innocent person caught up in it.

6 minutes ago, 1bristolcity said:

Oh! how I got slated for the booze culture, well here you go proof that there is a huge price to pay, could be career ending for Keogh.  

WTF? You have been slating Derby players for their drinking culture??

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Keogh out for season

looks like they got off lucky

 

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Appear to have crashed into each other with a Derby Poster offering what allegedly happened !

 

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Derby county statement 

As a club, we cannot, and do not, condone the actions of a small group of players on Tuesday evening.

 

The players were out as part of a scheduled team-building dinner with staff and while the majority of them acted responsibly and left at around 8pm and were not involved, a small group, including the team captain Richard Keogh, continued drinking into the night. They should have known when to stop and also ignored the opportunity to be driven home using cars laid on by the club, and chose to stay out.

As a result of an alcohol-related incident, Richard Keogh has sustained a serious knee injury that will prevent him from playing until the end of the season.

The players involved in the incident on Tuesday evening will be subject to a rigorous internal investigation under the club’s code of conduct and disciplinary procedures, but over and above any punishment they receive we will be expecting them to become involved with the excellent work the Community Trust does helping the communities we serve.

We have been very clear about our attitude towards alcohol and the players know that at certain and specific times of the season they are permitted a drink together as a group in a controlled environment. 

Those involved in Tuesday’s incident know they will pay a heavy price for their actions, but also that we will support them with their rehabilitation back into the squad and team. 

We fully support the work of our partners at Drinkaware and the unsanctioned actions of this small group of players is totally at odds the stance that both Drinkaware and Derby County Football Club take regards alcohol. We will be using this situation to redouble our efforts in highlighting the dangers posed by alcohol. 

We would also like to thank the emergency services for their swift help. 

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At 33 you'd think that was the end of Keoghs Derby career.  It's lucky nobody got killed or suffered more serious injuries.

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2 minutes ago, Gazred said:

At 33 you'd think that was the end of Keoghs Derby career.  It's lucky nobody got killed or suffered more serious injuries.

Contracted till 20/21 so if they can't offload him then they're stuck with him for another year

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2 minutes ago, hodge said:

Contracted till 20/21 so if they can't offload him then they're stuck with him for another year

They could sack him but no doubt the PFA will defend him to the hilt.

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20 minutes ago, 1bristolcity said:

Oh! how I got slated for the booze culture, well here you go proof that there is a huge price to pay, could be career ending for Keogh.  

Yes, of course... Some footballers drink driving and crashing their car is exactly the same as some innocent football fans being illegally detained whilst definitely not under the influence of alcohol. 

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Don’t think this would have happened under Lampard. Idiots all of them, doubt if Keogh was wearing a seatbelt if he had injuries like that? 

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2 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

Wonder where Keough stands on the making an insurance claim?

He’s a third party so completely entitled to do so

The amount of the claim may be hampered by the fact that he got into a car driven by somebody over the drink / drive limit , certainly if he was aware or suspected

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4 minutes ago, hodge said:

Contracted till 20/21 so if they can't offload him then they're stuck with him for another year

 

1 minute ago, TomF said:

They could sack him but no doubt the PFA will defend him to the hilt.

My thoughts exactly. Personally i'd be tempted to sack all 3 given the circumstances but that just wouldn't be allowed would it.

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1 minute ago, Gazred said:

 

My thoughts exactly. Personally i'd be tempted to sack all 3 given the circumstances but that just wouldn't be allowed would it.

Sunderland sacked the ex Everton player for drink driving , cant think of his name 

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1 minute ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Sunderland sacked the ex Everton player for drink driving , cant think of his name 

Gibson?

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4 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

He’s a third party so completely entitled to do so

The amount of the claim may be hampered by the fact that he got into a car driven by somebody over the drink / drive limit , certainly if he was aware or suspected

And possibly not wearing a seatbelt? Surely insurance wouldn’t cover him if he was doing something illegal, just getting into a car with a drunk driver would be enough wouldn’t it?

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31 minutes ago, TomF said:

I’m fairly certain Keogh was packed off by GJ a for his drinking habits with Nobes.. 

There were a lot of rumours about Keogh and Noble around the time of the move. 

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3 minutes ago, RedM said:

And possibly not wearing a seatbelt? Surely insurance wouldn’t cover him if he was doing something illegal, just getting into a car with a drunk driver would be enough wouldn’t it?

Was he not wearing a seat belt M .(If he wasn’t it would all but negate a claim)

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4 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Sunderland sacked the ex Everton player for drink driving , cant think of his name 

Glad there is a precedent for it. Doesn't sound like DC will be pursuing that route though.

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2 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Was he not wearing a seat belt M .(If he wasn’t it would all but negate a claim)

I absolutely can’t know that he wasn’t, but reports are saying he suffered an anterior crucial ligament injury and a suspected fractured wrist. I know the crash was probably at speed but if strapped in the back of a car would those injuries be likely? 

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3 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Was he not wearing a seat belt M .(If he wasn’t it would all but negate a claim)

You have lots of legal arguments, especially co-adventure if Keogh willingly got in a car with someone he knew was drunk/incapable of driving. 

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1 minute ago, Gazred said:

Glad there is a precedent for it. Doesn't sound like DC will be pursuing that route though.

Sunderland wanted rid of Gibson and his wages

I wonder whether Keogh As Club Captain may  be in trouble , but at the end of the day they are each worth 7 figures so unlikely

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1 minute ago, RedM said:

I absolutely can’t know that he wasn’t, but reports are saying he suffered an anterior crucial ligament injury and a suspected fractured wrist. I know the crash was probably at speed but if strapped in the back of a car would those injuries be likely? 

Ah , ok , sorry - Thought you’d heard it

I would say looking at one of the  vehicles  in the photo that he probably was , or his injuries could have been a whole lot worse 

 

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3 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Sunderland wanted rid of Gibson and his wages

I wonder whether Keogh As Club Captain may  be in trouble , but at the end of the day they are each worth 7 figures so unlikely

Yep agree.

Given the nature of the event they were representing the club at, it's disgraceful. They should count themselves bloody lucky the club have stood by them if you ask me.

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1 minute ago, handsofclay said:

I think the EFL need to set an example and make a pints deduction from Derby County.

And bar them from playing 

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7 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

And bar them from playing 

With his injuries, Keogh may have to call time on his playing career anyway

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Ironic that the crash happened after they had attended a team building event, the consequence of which is that they will be without their captain for the rest of the season and the relationship of the other two and the club will be "strained".

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57 minutes ago, TomF said:

I’m fairly certain Keogh was packed off by GJ a for his drinking habits with Nobes.. 

Didn’t know this, although not a surprise at the time! Always rated Keogh and disappointed we let him go.

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5 minutes ago, East End Old Boy said:

Didn’t know this, although not a surprise at the time! Always rated Keogh and disappointed we let him go.

Yep I always rated him and said he’d be captain material but yeah him and nobes living together wasn’t a good thing.. 

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6 minutes ago, downendcity said:

Ironic that the crash happened after they had attended a team building event, the consequence of which is that they will be without their captain for the rest of the season and the relationship of the other two and the club will be "strained".

And then some of them stay on drinking into the night, you would think they would have been told to leave and get home. Plus the fact Derby have said they refused to be driven home by cars laid on by the club. Shocking behaviour from all 3 players.

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2 minutes ago, TomF said:

Yep I always rated him and said he’d be captain material but yeah him and nobes living together wasn’t a good thing.. 

I know similar happened with Coles & Peacock, badly led astray!

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46 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

You have lots of legal arguments, especially co-adventure if Keogh willingly got in a car with someone he knew was drunk/incapable of driving. 

He could probably say I was so Pissed I just got in without knowing to cover his back,not great but still,who is the legal eagle on otib 

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54 minutes ago, J-mat said:

There were a lot of rumours about Keogh and Noble around the time of the move. 

Absolutely the two of them were in Java and urban tiger every bloody wkd...so was I btw

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