Se­crecy on Grevs­muhl de­par­ture

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RIKKI- LEE ARNOLD

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.

Chris Grevs­muhl.

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