Jamaican footballer banned for doping but doctor receives stiffer punishment
September 26, 2013 -- Updated 1955 GMT (0355 HKT)
Jermaine Hue was suspended for nine months by FIFA after he tested positive for dexamethasone.
- Jamaican midfielder Jermaine Hue receives a nine-month ban for doping
- But the doctor who administered the substance was suspended for four years by FIFA
- Hue has made more than 40 appearances for the Jamaican national team
- Jamaica sits last in its World Cup qualifying group with only two matches remaining
(CNN) -- Several Jamaican sprinters were banned for doping earlier this year and now a footballer from the Caribbean nation has been suspended.
Jermaine Hue, a creative midfielder who has made more than 40 appearances for the national team, received a nine-month suspension after he tested positive for dexamethasone.
But a stiffer penalty was given to the team doctor, Carlton Fraser. He was hit with a four-year punishment after "having administered" the corticosteroid, FIFA said in a statement on its website.
The two were provisionally banned in August after Hue tested positive following Jamaica's World Cup qualifier at Honduras in June.
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Hue, 35, has spent most of his career with Jamaica's Harbour View but had brief stints with the Kansas City Wizards of the MLS and Sweden's Mjallby.
According to a report in the Jamaica Observer in August, Fraser was a personal friend of the late Bob Marley and also treated the reggae great.
The sanctions are a further blow to the 'Reggae Boyz' -- they sit last in their qualifying group with only two matches remaining.
Former world-record holder in the 100 meters, Asafa Powell, and Sherone Simpson admitted to testing positive for banned substances in July, a month after double 200-meter Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown received a provisional ban.
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