By Gary Smith (World-Track), TrackAlerts.com
The remaining four athletes, Yohan Blake, Marvin Anderson, Lansford Spence and Allodin Fothergill, who had their cases heard on Friday, have been cleared of doping related charges, according to reports.
TrackAlerts.com reported that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Disciplinary Panel, which is chaired by Kent Gammon and assisted by Bert Cameron and Dr Winston Isles, met last evening and were unable to rule against the four sprinters.
On Friday, the panel spent over eight hours listening to argument from lawyers Dr Lloyd Barnett, Lincoln Eatmon, William Panton, John Leiba and Melrose Reid, who were representing the athletes.
“The panel met and discussed the evidence and could not find anything to charge the four,” said the source.
The four male, along with Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion Sheri-Ann Brooks, who was cleared on Wednesday, returned Adverse Analytical Findings (AFF) in the samples from the national trials in June.
Meanwhile, Gammon confirmed the reported meeting and said they discussed the evidence, but would not say anything until Sunday.
“We met and we discussed the evidence, but we have not reach a position yet, but by tomorrow (Sunday) final we should reach a decision,” he said.
The decision will be made official on Monday, along with the name of the drug, according to JADCO.