Exclusive: Sha’Carri Richardson Speaks Out About Failed Drug Test

Sha’Carri Richardson, a 21-year-old American track star, has tested positive for a chemical discovered in marijuana, putting her Olympic participation in doubt. Conversing exclusively to TODAY, Richardson cites the pressure of sporty contest, her biological mom’s recent death and more, but says, “I know what I did, I know what I am permitted to do … and I still made that decision.” Relating to the chance that she could still contribute in a relay event, she says, “If I am permitted to acquire that bliss, then I’m appreciative for it, but at this time, I’m going to just focus on myself.” She says: “I would like to state to my fans and my family and my sponsorship … I offer an apology,” adding, “Do not judge me: I’m human. I just happen to run a little swifter.” She adds: “I still have games in me … I will be back and ready to compete.”

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  1. Clickbait Police

    yh regardless of our views on the legality of weed, she still shouldn’t have done what she did. she knew the rules. there were surely other coping mechanisms that wouldn’t jeopardise her career

  2. She is a kid, 21. Weed is not performance enhancing so
    Whats the big deal. Should not destroy someone because of it. No one is perfect.

  3. wtf sure thc will make you run faster lol. at least she wasnt positive with some kind of steroids or some other substances. thc is natrual or not man made etc…

  4. All the depressed people and pot heads coming out the wood works to show support!!! We stand behind you Carri TeamCarri

  5. #drugtestcongress

    They are a bunch of hypocrites. They made this law for profit and for punishment. And many of them are doing it. Band them from Congress. It has nothing to do with the Olympics but everything to do with America. As farce has gone on long enough

    Matt gates were sleeping with prostitutes and underage women and doing ecstasy – why is he on the judicial committee still?

    Drug test and incarcerate those in Congress. See how they enjoy what they have done to america

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