The Wigan striker was found guilty and jailed on Thursday over an incident which took place in a London nightclub in December while he was on loan at Hull.
He learned within hours of his conviction that his club have decided to sack him - and it was also made clear that his chances of rehabilitation depend entirely upon his acceptance of his problems and wrong-doing.
Jail appeal: Marlon King will attempt to overturn his sexual assault conviction
King's agent Tony Finnegan, however, spelled out that his client apparently has no intention of conceding his guilt.
'No one saw this coming in light of the evidence,' Finnegan told BBC Radio 5 Live.
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