Secrecy on Grevsmuhl departure
AXED Gold Coast forward Chris Grevsmuhl was let go by the club over accusations he sold a number of his jerseys on Facebook but never sent the goods to fans who had paid.
The Titans yesterday confirmed the former South Sydney and Penrith forward had been released by the club, but would not comment on the reasons.
However, it is understood it was due to the fact the troubled Grevsmuhl, who only joined the Gold Coast in March, took payment from at least 10 fans for jerseys that he never delivered. In a message exchange obtained by News Corp Australia, Grevsmuhl told one fan he needed the extra money to help pay for his wedding. The Titans were then contacted by those who had been left out of pocket by the 24- year- old and have worked to pay back the fans from Grevsmuhl’s own salary.
But now they have released him from his two- year contract over the incident. Grevsmuhl has battled personal issues in the past, including depression, and it is understood the Titans are concerned for his welfare.
The Gold Coast did everything they could for him but agreed to a release with his management this week. It is understood the matter is not a police issue.