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FOOTBALL: JFF gives national player 48 hours to withdraw lawsuit

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 2:40 PM

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has given national player Jermaine Hue 48 hours to withdraw his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the local federation.



The JFF issued the warning to Hue today, just over two weeks after the player, through attorney-at-law Ransford Braham, filed the suit in the Supreme Court.



Hue is suing for breach of contract and is seeking damages for battery and negligence.



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.



However, the JFF pointed out to Hue, through a letter, that the local association’s By Laws and the FIFA statues prohibited recourse of such action to ordinary courts of law.



The JFF also pointed out that the Players Contract, which was signed by Hue, also pointed out that such action is prohibited.



The JFF indicated that if proof of withdrawal is not forthcoming within the 48 hours, then the local federation would have no other option but to submit the matter to the relevant authorities within the JFF for its consideration and decision.



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