Martin Gleeson - 'stressed' not sacked!
Hull's former Great Britain centre Martin Gleeson is suffering from stress, the club have revealed.
The 31-year-old Gleeson has missed the last two matches for the Black and Whites and his absence from the club's training ground sparked rumours over his whereabouts.
Today Hull acted to halt the speculation by revealing the player is on sick leave.
A statement said: "Hull FC can confirm that Martin Gleeson has not been sacked.
"On Friday 10 June, Hull FC granted Martin leave because of a stress-related illness.
"The club ask that the media respect his right to privacy at this difficult time. There will be no further comment from the player or the club."
Gleeson joined Hull on an 18-month contract in April after being released by Wigan, who cited "distractions in his personal life" as part of their decision-making process.
The former Huddersfield, St Helens and Warrington player was banned from the game for fourth months in 2004 for his part in the famous betting scandal in which he and Saints team-mate Sean Long backed their team to lose a Super League match to Bradford
Started: 23rd Jun 2011 at 12:29
No doubt the real reason will be revealed within the coming months
Replied: 23rd Jun 2011 at 12:33
An undoubted talent,but a fool to himself,and his career
Replied: 23rd Jun 2011 at 15:50
Let's hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Replied: 23rd Jun 2011 at 16:08
All decent people will support Martin at this difficult time.
Replied: 23rd Jun 2011 at 20:33
rumour i heard was he failed a drug test
Replied: 23rd Jun 2011 at 20:41
so that wont be you troll or have you changed your mind because you been watching the sport,that you said you wouldnt watch because you feared for your safety, twice
Replied: 23rd Jun 2011 at 20:44