Sha’Carri Richardson will not be participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She was not chosen for the Olympic roster that was released Tuesday per the USA Track and Field. This decision came after her testing positive for marijuana and her being banned from this years Olympics.
Social media has had a lot to say about the decision to ban her. Some agree with the decision because she knowingly broke the rules, others plan on boycotting this years Olympics. Richardson took to her own Twitter account to address the decision made by the USA Track and Field team not selecting her saying that “The attention that is on track now and was because of very very few names. So if that’s where fans support lay, you can’t be mad at that.” Richardson’s agent Renaldo Nehemiah, said that he and Richardson had not spoken about the decision saying that, “We haven’t spoken about it at all. It was actually not a topic we focused on.”
Richardson apologized to her fans via Twitter saying that, “I’m sorry, I can’t be y’all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I’ll be your World Champ next year.” Detroit, how do you feel about the USA Track and Field Team’s decision to not select Sha’Carri Richardson?