JFF tells Hue to withdraw lawsuit
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has given former national midfielder Jermaine Hue 48 hours to withdraw his lawsuit against the local governing body and Dr. Carlton Frazer.
The JFF said failure to withdraw the lawsuit within the time specified will result in the local body submitting the matter to the relevant authorities within the federation for its consideration and decision.
This was outlined in a media release from the JFF yesterday, reacting to a suit filed by Hue in the Supreme Court on September 17.
The JFF said: "The provisions of the Jamaica Football Federation by laws, as well as the JFF player contract signed by Mr. Hue which "explicitly incorporates a protocol for the settlement of grievances and enshrines the procedure as set out in the FIFA statutes in which, as a general rule, recourse to ordinary courts of law is prohibited."
As a consequence, the JFF, in its letter, which clearly states that its content is without prejudice, requested that Mr Hue withdraw the actions from the court within 48 hours of receipt of the letter.
In the suit, Hue alleges breach of contract, battery and negligence on the part of the JFF and its servants/agents. He is also seeking special damages in the amount of US$10,000.
In court documents, Hue is contending that his football career has suffered because of his nine-month suspension on September 25, 2013 after testing positive for the ban drug Dexamethesone.
Hue said the team doctor injected him with a substance, which later turned out to be on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of prohibited substances.
He said he was injected in Honduras after he complained to Dr Fraser about fatigue and pain in his leg because of previous matches for the national team.