Noted sports attorney Dr. Emir Crowne will not be apologizing to the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) for comments he made about the commission in the days leading up to the anti-doping hearing involving Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams.

Dr. Emir Crowne, who represented Briana Williams during her anti-doping hearing last month, is facing legal action from the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), who claim they have been defamed by the noted attorney.

Haile Selassie High School midfield player Akeem Reid was admitted to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) having been struck by lightning while walking from a football field along Spanish Town Road in Kingston on Tuesday afternoon.

If allowed to, Briana Williams will compete in the 100m at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, according to her coach Ato Boldon.

The anti-doping hearing involving Jamaica’s teenage track star Briana Williams concluded on Tuesday without the independent disciplinary panel setting a time or date for their decision, a development that has caused concern for the athlete’s representatives.

Theodore Whitmore, head coach of Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz said that Jamaica couldn’t afford to be complacent now that the team has climbed up the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Wednesday.

All is now set for the installation of the statue of the Jamaican Olympic and World Champion sprinter, Veronica Campbell Brown that is to be unveiled at Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, October 20.

2018 World U20 100m champion Briana Williams was selected on a provisional basis to Jamaica’s 55-member team to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha from September 27-October 6.

September 23,24 and 25 have been set aside for the anti-doping hearing case involving World U20 champion Briana Williams.

Some of Jamaica’s disgruntled Reggae Girlz have begun to receive a portion of their payments from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), money that came due on August 30.

President of the Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association Audrey Allwood has revealed that Kristen McGregor Jamaica’s 2018 Body Fitness Queen will not be defending her title at the 2019 JABFA National Senior Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships set for the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston on September 7.

Dr Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) is optimistic that Briana Williams could be exonerated after testing positive for the diuretic at the Jamaican national championships in June.

Chairman of the board of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission Alexander Williams said leaks about the Jamaican athlete who returned an adverse analytical finding at the country’s national championships in June, did not come from the anti-doping body.

The police have launched an investigation to determine who was the real driver of a black Mercedes motorcar said to belong to Windies cricketer Andre Russell that was spinning donuts at a busy intersection in Kingston late last week.

Assistant Commissioner  Bishop Dr Gary Welsh, head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary is ordering the investigation after a video emerged that suggests that West Indies cricketer Andre Russell was inside the Mercedes Benz motorcar and that his personal assistant might not have been the man behind the wheel.

Dennis Deitrich, a man claimed on Tuesday to be the driver of the vehicle that spun donuts at the intersection of Dunrobin Avenue and Dukharan Avenue in Kingston late last week.

Deitrich turned up at the location along with the police on Tuesday and publicly apologized. He claimed he was the driver but that he did not know it would become such a big issue. He said such an incident would never happen again.

The blowback on social media has been significant with most slamming the police for not doing their job and charging the driver, who risked harm to other drivers while spinning the powerful motorcar at the usually busy intersection.

Some posters on social media even called for the firing of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

“They made a fool out of @JamaicaConstab. In its stampede for publicity and likes on social media, it undermined respect for itself and public confidence. The inspector must be fired. He has abused his position and allowed this fellow to flout the law and be rewarded for it,” branding expert @DrHumeJohnson tweeted.

The new video that emerged overnight could prove to be an even bigger public relations disaster for the police, as it suggests that a man resembling Russell was a passenger in the car and that Deitrich might not have been the driver.

The video begins as the car emerges from the final donut turns, smoke billowing from the tyres as the car straightens out and races towards the videographer.

As it gets closer, the car slows to reveal two men inside, one of whom appears to be Russell in the passenger seat. It was not clear who was behind the wheel.

It is not clear if the video is from the same incident but if validated, it would prove to be more egg on the face of the police who staged the ill-advised publicity stunt on Tuesday afternoon.

Under Jamaica’s penal code, a conviction for reckless and careless driving could see an offender face a fine of about US$2000 and possible incarceration.

Head coach of Jamaica’s U23 team Donovan Duckie has tendered his resignation at the request of the Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts.

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