The suspension of Sha’Carri Richardson will impact her ability to compete in the Olympics. Many of her fellow high-caliber athletes, along with many Americans, are outraged that she’s been suspended. Is their outrage justified?
“The suspension over a positive marijuana test of United States star sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who was set to represent the country in the 100-meter dash in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, has prompted a wave of sharp criticism over how the drug is viewed,” according to The Hill.
“Richardson’s positive test for marijuana was formally announced by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Friday, though news of the test result surfaced on Thursday. The agency said that Richardson accepted the 1-month suspension which began on June 28.
“The suspension automatically invalidates her blistering 100-meter time of 10.86 seconds that Richardson ran to win the event at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Oregon last month…
“Richardson, however, has received a groundswell of support from other athletes, public figures and even politicians, while her situation has garnered equal levels of outrage. [emphasis added]
“‘This is bull Shxt……tbh,’ Cleveland Browns star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., tweeted late Thursday night…
“Her ban ‘is an absurd act of injustice,’ the Marijuana Policy Project tweeted. ‘It should outrage every American who believes in common sense, compassion, and fairness.’”
For more, go to The Hill.
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— The Hill (@thehill) July 2, 2021
This is bull Shxt……tbh
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) July 2, 2021