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Sacked rugby league player Tony Williams apologises for Jarryd Hayne sexual assault post

Williams had his contract torn up by his future employer, US league team New York Freedom, as well as his current one, Windsor Wolves, following comments he made in an Instagram post.

Hayne on Thursday was sentenced to jail for five years and nine months, with a minimum non-parole period of three years and eight months, after he was found guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent after meeting a woman in Newcastle in September 2018. Hayne is appealing the verdict.

Tony Williams' last chance with the club he loves

Kid from humble beginnings makes it in the big time. Makes big money. Achieves big things. Everything about the man they dubbed "T-Rex" was big.

"I was young and things were going good," Williams remembers.

"I thought everything was always going to be all right. I was on top of the world."

But like many before him, the fame and fortune began to take its toll. He crumbled under the heavy burden of expectation. And the criticism only grew louder.

"I've got a lot of regrets," Williams told as he continues his comeback from an ACL injury.