The rugby league world was rocked last night when former prop forward Daniel Igbinedion was found guilty of strangling his girlfriend.
And, now his most latest rugby league club, Oldham RLFC, have released a statement against their former player.
“Oldham RLFC has been made aware of the recent conviction of Daniel Igbinedion, who was found guilty of assault and coercive behaviour, involving a girl friend.
“He was described as an Oldham RLFC player, but the offence occurred a considerable length of time before he signed for Oldham and was subsequently released after playing in only three friendlies and one league game.
“Oldham RLFC does not condone domestic violence in any way, shape or form and had we been aware of the offence we would never have signed him in the first place.”
Igbinedion, 26, met victim Katy Lyles when he started as a personal trainer at Nuffield Gym in Shipley, West Yorkshire, which was opposite her workplace.
They started a relationship, but Katy said it soon turned coercive and violent.
“He would speak to me like I was piece of poo on his shoe – so disrespectful,” she told a jury.
She said he was jealous when she spoke to any other man at the gym and ‘wanted my full attention all the time.’
Igbinedion will be sentenced in December.