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VCB camp breaks silence, says athlete will vigorously try to clear name

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2013 | 3:26 PM

The management of Jamaican athlete Veronica Campbell-Brown has released a statement following confirmation that she has been tested positive for a banned substance.



In the statement, Campbell-Brown's management described this as a dark period but noted that she will vigorously try to clear her name.



"She remains an ardent believer in the purity of competition, the beauty of the sport and resolute in the fact that unearned suffering has redemptive qualities."



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In the statement, Campbell- Brown's management said the athlete has apologised "wholeheartedly" to her family, Jamaica, her sponsors and the world athletics family for any embarrassment and or hurt this news has caused.



SEE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

There are two things that are unmistakable about Veronica Campbell-Brown. On one hand she has had good success on the track and on the other she has always stood for and carried herself with dignity. That she should now be accused of infringing on anti-doping rules is a shock to her, her loyal supporters and many others in not just sports but also the other spheres into which she has extended herself to help.

 

Veronica is not a cheat, she has via hard work and dedication accomplished a record on the track which is absolutely remarkable. Her faith which rest not in device or creed will see her through this dark period. 



Due to her determination to vigorously pursue the clearing of her name, she will desist from being vocal suffice it to say, while not accepting guilt of willfully taking a banned substance, she wholeheartedly apologizes to her family, Jamaica, her sponsors, the governing body, the world athletics family, her supporters as well as those she worked with in various non-athletic causes for any embarrassment and or hurt this devastating news has caused.



She remains an ardent believer in the purity of competition, the beauty of the sport and resolute in the fact that unearned suffering has redemptive qualities.

 

- Claude Bryan, Manager, Veronica Campbell-Brown




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