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BREAKING: JADCO fires Carey Brown

By Kayon Raynor

 

RJR Sports has been reliably informed that the board of the the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) on Wednesday decided to part company with Executive Director Carey Brown after four years of association.

Impeccable sources of RJR Sports indicate that the decision to part ways with Brown, which takes effect on Thursday, September 7, was a unanimous one by majority of the 15 member board.

When contacted a short while ago chairman of the JADCO board, Attorney-at-Law Alexander Williams, said he had "no comment on the matter at this time". Calls to Brown's cell phone went to voicemail.

Williams would only confirm that the Kaliese Spencer matter was discussed at Wednesday’s board meeting at JADCO's headquarters located at 5-9 South Odeon Avenue in Half Way Tree.

On June 13 this year, Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion, Spencer, was cleared by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel, of charges that she had refused to provide a sample for testing.

The panel, which was chaired by Kent Gammon, unanimously decided that they were 'not persuaded by the standard of evidence provided' by JADCO, which had accused the World Championships finalist of committing the anti-doping offence on April 27, 2016.

In the meantime, RJR Sports sources said the JADCO board members "lost confidence" in the leadership of Brown who was appointed Executive Director in October 2013.

Brown had been under pressure since the board decided on May 8 this year, to drop an appeal started by Brown against the decision of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel chaired by Hugh Faulker, to hand Andre Russell a one year ban for a whereabouts rule violation.



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