You may have already heard that track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson (pictured below) has had to apologize for testing positive for marijuana. (If not, see here or here, for example.) But truth be told, this is absolute and unmitigated bullshit because the wrong person apologized for this unfair situation. Simply put, it is the US Olympic Committee (Team USA) that should be apologizing to Ms Richardson and to her fans and that should be taking all necessary steps to allow her to compete in the 100 meter dash at the upcoming Olympics!
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Pure stupidity. There is nothing performance-enhancing about putting smoke into your lungs. If she can still be a world-class runner, hell that is a testament to her ability as a runner. Yes, let her run!
Reblogged this on prior probability and commented:
I call bullshit on the USA Track & Field (USATF)’s vindictive and overzealous (and perhaps racist–see below) decision on Tuesday to take Sha’Carri Richardson, the fastest woman on Team USA, off our national team’s roster for the upcoming Olympics. Put aside the fact that marijuana is a legal substance in the State of Oregon, where the track and field Olympic trials took place last month–if Ms Richardson tested positive for marijuana on June 19th of this year, then why can’t we make her 30-day suspension retroactive to June 19. The Olympics don’t start until July 23. I hate to play the race card her, but if Ms Richardson were white, this disgraceful and unjust outcome would not have been allowed to happen.