Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant says he did nothing to warrant the cold-shoulder treatment given to him by former Potters boss Tony Pulis.
The 30-year-old played just twice last season, both appearances coming in August before he was sent out on loan to Wolves.
"People were going on about I must have done this or I must have done that, but it was not the case at all," Pennant told the Sentinel.
"It was somebody falling out with a player and then washing his hands of him. Then people jumped to the wrong conclusion."
New boss Mark Hughes has accepted Pennant back into the first team squad.