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Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson settle legal representation

Published:Monday | July 22, 2013 | 7:49 AM

The MVP Track Club is reporting that its embattled athletes Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have now both retained attorneys following their return of adverse analytical finding on their ‘A’ samples.



Powell and Simpson returned home from Italy last week where they along with their trainer Chris Xuereb have been under a criminal probe in connection with drug allegations.



In a statement this morning, MVP Track Club president Bruce James said Powell and Simpson have indicated that they have requested that their ‘B’ samples be tested.



James said he met with the athletes on the weekend.



“While the adverse analytical findings are unfortunate and disappointing the club continues to stand by and support Sherone and Asafa during this time and we will be following the developments in this matter closely and will endeavour to support and protect the rights of these two great athletes so as to ensure a fair hearing for them and just a resolution of the issues involved,” James said.



James said both athletes have made and continue to make valuable contributions to Jamaica’s athletic success locally and on the world.



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