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Jermaine Hue's ban lifted

Published:Sunday | January 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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Ace local midfielder Jermaine Hue could soon be turning out for his Red Stripe Premier League team Harbour View.

Hue attended a disciplinary committee meeting of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) yesterday and, as a result, his ban from playing football has been lifted. He was suspended from local football last year after he failed to attend a JFF disciplinary meeting.

He had filed two lawsuits against the JFF for breach of contract, following his ban from the sport for nine months after returning a positive test for the banned substance Dexamethasone. The positive test was returned after Jamaica's 2-0 loss to Honduras in a 2013 World Cup qualifier.

Yesterday the JFF, in a release, said Hue, on the advice of his attorneys, has initiated action to withdraw both court actions filed in the Supreme Court and will be referring his matter to arbitration to be conducted by a mutually agreed arbitrator.

The release added: "It is expected that on Monday, 19th January, 2015 both matters before the Court will be withdrawn by Hue's Attorney in keeping with the decision to have an arbitrator hear the matter."