Sha’Carri Richardson handled his disqualification from the Olympics with incredible grace, but it cast a little shadow over the people who stumbled upon him.
Sha’Carri tweeted: “The support (heart emojis) from my community, thank you all, the negative is forgetting you and enjoying the games because we all know it won’t be the same”
“I’m sorry I can’t be all of you Olympic champion this year but I promise I’ll be your world champion next year” And now the shadow – “All those perfect people who know how to live life, I I’m glad I’m not one of them! “
As you know, Sha’Carri came first in the 100-meter race at the US Track and Field Trials, but was subsequently disqualified after positive test for weed. She was honest… she let herself go after learning that her birth mother had passed away, and she didn’t apologize.
President Biden drew a hard line, saying “the rules are the rules”. But Seth Rogen, who founded the hugely popular weed brand House Plant, had a harsher words: “The idea that weed is a problematic ‘drug’ is rooted in racism. It makes no sense that the American team disqualifies one of the most talented athletes in this country by thinking hate. This is something they should be ashamed of. Plus, if weed made you fast, I’d be FloJo. “
Sha’Carri appeared on “Today” Friday, saying, “I want to take responsibility for my actions, I know what I’ve done. I know what I’m supposed to do, [what] I have the right not to do it and I made this decision anyway. “
It is a real shame. Richardson was one of the favorites to clinch gold in Tokyo, and it would have been the first such medal for the United States since 1996.
Richardson could still be cleared to compete in the US relay team. No decision has yet been made.