Campbell Brown cleared
VERONICA CAMPBELL BROWN has been cleared.
In a release to Jamaican media earlier this morning, Campbell Brown expressed thanks to her husband/coach Omar; family, friends and members of her church family; the legal team and her management who stuck by her as went through a process which caused “much pain and suffering”.
She said her faith never wavered.
“The past several months of my life has brought me much pain and suffering, however, my faith, family, friends and fans have stood by me as a source of encouragement and a reminder that God’s word is true in that he will never leave us nor forsake us,” Campbell Brown said.
“The final court available to us as athletes have spoken and humbly I say they have confirmed my innocence. I harbour too much self-respect and a similar respect for the purity of competition to resort to illegal means to success. This same self-respect will now enable me to leave behind the insensitive and ill-informed media remarks and look towards returning to the track to give of my best to God’s glory.”
Campbell Brown tested positive for a banned substance at the Jamaica Invitational last May and had been fighting a legal battle to clear her name since then with the International Association of Athletics Federations and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
She was the defending champion in the 200 metres, but was unable to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. (SAT)