The bad news for Sha’Carri Richardson is that she was robbed of the opportunity to win the USA its first gold medal in the 100 since 1996 based on a frivolous rule that will stain this nation’s reputation until Paris 2024.
The good news is that at just 21 years old, everyone in the country empathizes with her, and sponsorship opportunities are beginning to pile up.
Dr. Dabber, the #1 online store for vape pens, has offered the fourth fastest woman in American history a $250,000 endorsement deal simply to test their “award-winning electronic dab rings and vape pens as a resident doctor.”
TMZ obtained a copy of the offer letter here:
It’s highly unlikely Richardson will accept the offer after so gracefully owning up to her weed-related “mistake,” but a $250,000 payday simply for smoking the devil’s lettuce would be a gift from God for every 21-year-old worth a damn.
Plus, Richardson doesn’t need to jump at the first wad of cash dangled in front of her. According to Yahoo! Sports, athletics business experts think “Richardson is actually more marketable today…because her name recognition has skyrocketed, the attention has been mostly sympathetic and marijuana use no longer carries the stigma that it once did.”
As The Morning Brew points out, an analysis conducted by Apex Marketing Group found that between July 1 and 6, Richardson “netted more than $40 million worth of [media] exposure via digital and print news articles, TV coverage, radio broadcasts and social media.”
Yeah, may want to hold out on Dr. Dabber.