SHAMED Derby players Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence have pleaded guilty to drink-driving after a horror smash that left teammate Richard Keogh unconscious.
Bennett, aged 23, and 25-year-old Wales international Lawrence were arrested following the crash on the A6 near Allestree, Derby, last month.
They today appeared at Derby Magistrates’ Court today where they pleaded guilty to drink-driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Lawrence was earlier snapped arriving in a black suit and a black tie.
If convicted, both players could receive up to six months in jail, a driving ban and an unlimited fine.
Neither of the Derby players were injured but Lawrence was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The crash is understood to have involved a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes GLC.
Teammate and Derby captain Keogh has been ruled out until the end of the season after he suffered a knee injury on the night of the smash.
Derby County has launched an investigation.
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Lawrence has 20 caps for Wales and was signed by Derby from Leicester for around £4 million in August 2017.
Bennett is a former England under-19 international who became the club’s youngest ever player when he appeared against Middlesbrough in 2011 at the age of 15 years and 99 days old.
Derby, managed by former Dutch international Phillip Cocu, are currently 13th in the Championship.