Everyone supports Shakari Richardson.
The American Olympic sprinter became the focus of attention this week after testing positive for marijuana one month before the Tokyo Olympics. Although Richardson’s suspension did not allow her to run 100 meters in the Olympics, she has the opportunity to participate in the 4×100 relay.
Richardson admitted to turning to marijuana in response to the death of her biological mother, which was revealed to her by a reporter she called a “complete stranger”. The drug was legal in Oregon, and she was there at the time.
On Friday, athletes from all over the United States expressed their support for Richardson, helped her cheer up, and also expressed their views on the suspension.
I totally agree.I think @itskerrii. We need to see what athletes are given to cope with their mental and physical needs for sports. If Xanax and opioids are legal, then marijuana should also be legal. https://t.co/hnRBSwJT4X
-Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) July 2, 2021
Is this WTF? @itskerrii You don’t owe anyone a damn apology…The lady sitting across from you may have encountered a blunt weapon the day before…Fire who thinks this is a good idea…Miscellaneous Grass is not PED…We have experienced that shit and weeds are a way of coping.. The crowd smokes marijuana.. Stop playing https://t.co/cqURgcJZHa
-Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 2, 2021