Defending world 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has apologized to the track and field world following her testing positive for a banned substance at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet last month at the National Stadium.
The 31 year old through her agent Claude Bryan in an email response earlier this afternoon apologized 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.
This was the first response coming out of the athlete’s camp following the news late last week.
Bryan in the email stated 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.
The email goes on to add, 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 wilfully 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.
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