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Brown bashes JaVA over resignation report, maintains he quit for personal reasons

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2014 | 10:52 PM
Brown... I did not expect JaVA to retract the statement out of respect for me

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The former president of the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) Steve Brown has denied reports that he resigned for health reasons.




Brown, a superintendent of police, denied the report a day after JaVA issued a release about his resignation.



The JaVA release stated that Brown resigned from the post because of health reasons.



But Brown, through a release, said he had only informed the secretary and management committee of JaVA that he would resign his position effective Monday, September 29.



Brown further says he indicated to the secretary and management committee that he would write a comprehensive letter stating his reasons for leaving the post.



The senior cop says he asked JaVA to retract the statement issued to the media but the local body ignored the request.



"While I did not expect JaVA to retract the statement out of respect for me, I somehow thought they would have done so out of respect for the truth and not to mislead the public," Brown wrote.



"However, for an organization with controversy deeply entrenched in its DNA, asking them to retract a lie was simply asking too much," he continued.



Brown said until he send his letter to the secretary and the affiliates, he maintains, that he resigned for personal reasons.



Brown resigned from the post less than a year in office.



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