League: Former Warrior books into clinic

Brett Seymour. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Brett Seymour. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Former Warriors halfback Brett Seymour has been booked into a clinic set up by former Arsenal defender Tony Adams to tackle his depression after he recently crashed his BMW into two parked cars.

The 28-year-old was taken to hospital on March 3 after crashing his car a day after he was heavily criticised for his performance for Hull in their defeat to Widnes. Humberside police are investigating the circumstances leading to the crash.

The Guardian newspaper reported Hull have placed Seymour on indefinite leave and that his wife Roseanne revealed on Facebook that he has been receiving help from Sporting Chance, the organisation founded by Adams to offer counselling and treatment to sportsmen and women who are struggling to cope. In 1996 Adams admitted he was an alcoholic and sought professional help.

"Brett has been getting the help he needs through a wonderful organisation called Sporting Chance and will be entering a 21-day rehabilitation clinic for his depression with them in April,'' Seymour's's wife wrote. "I pray that everyone who suffers this dark illness finds light and happiness.''

Seymour has been sacked by Brisbane and Cronulla for alcohol-related incidents and was banned from driving for seven months by New Zealand police after being convicted of drink-driving and failing to stop for police in November 2011. He joined Hull for the 2012 season.

- APNZ

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