Guangxi Univ Technol, Dept Informat & Comp Sci, Liuzhou 545006, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, Beijing 100080, Peoples R China
; Los Alamos Natl Lab, Div Theoret, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA
We show that the xi(2230) must have a width much broader than the reported 20MeV. A broader width does not necessarily rule out the xi(2230) as a glueball, but it does explain why the meson cannot be seen in p (p) over bar experiments. Therefore, the controversy between different experimental results does not rule out the existence of the tensor glueball xi(2230).