Sha’Carri Richardson Admits To Ingesting Marijuana After Learning That Her Biological Mother Had Died Before Olympic Trials

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  • U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson may miss Tokyo Olympics after being receiving 30 day suspension for testing positive for marijuana.
  • Richardson admits to ingesting marijuana after learning about the death of her bioligical mother before Olympic trials.
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U.S. track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson is speaking out after it was revealed that her Olympic dreams are in jeopardy following a failed drug test.

On Thursday night we learned that Richardson received a 30-day suspension after testing positive for marijuana weeks before the start of the Olympics.

On Friday morning, Richardson went on the Today Show on NBC to talk about the positive test. According to Richardson, she ingested marijuana after a reporter had told her about the death of her biological mother after a race.

“That sent me in a state of mind, in a state of emotional panic, if anything,” she said. “During all that, I still, even though I’m here, I still have to go out and put on a performance for my dream.”

Richardson went on to apologize to her fans and haters while accepting responsibility for her positive test.

Via NBC News/Today

Richardson may be allowed to race in the 4×100 relay due to the fact the race takes place after her suspension but it’s unclear if she will do so.

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