Derby cancel contract of Richard Keogh after involvement in car accident

Date published: Wednesday 30th October 2019 8:06 - Samuel Bannister

Richard Keogh has been released from his contract with Derby County following his involvement in an incident with teammates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett.

Derby have terminated the contract of captain Keogh “for gross misconduct” following an internal disciplinary hearing.

The 33-year-old Republic of Ireland defender suffered a serious knee injury after he was involved in a car accident with Wales international Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett on September 24.


Lawrence and Bennett, who later admitted to drink-driving charges, were both fined the equivalent of six weeks’ wages – the maximum contractual limit – by Derby.

A club statement on Wednesday evening following the hearing, read: “As a result of that process, Mr Keogh has had his contract terminated with immediate effect for gross misconduct. He has the right of appeal within 14 days.”


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