Wests Tigers sack Yileen Gordon
Yileen Gordon's brief flirtation with an NRL return has come to a shuddering halt with the Wests Tigers terminating his contract effective immediately.
Gordon had been named to play in the Tigers' trial against the Eels at Alice Springs on Saturday night but has been sensationally sacked for an apparent disciplinary breach.
In a statement on the club's website, it was revealed that club CEO Grant Mayer had met with Gordon on Tuesday evening at which Gordon’s contract was terminated immediately for breach of his playing terms and conditions.
“Wests Tigers takes its position as a leader in the community very seriously and has high expectations of all its players,” said Mayer.
Gordon made his NRL debut for South Sydney as an 18-year-old in 2005 and played 34 career games for both the Rabbitohs (2005-08) and Bulldogs (2009-10) before making three appearances for the Panthers in 2011.
In 2012 he played for Moore Park in the South Sydney local league while working at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and then last year played for Sydney Roosters feeder club Newtown in the VB NSW Cup.
The NRL have been informed of Wests Tigers' position.