USA has not won Women’s 100M gold in Olympics for a long time. LSU’s Sha’Carri Richardson was expected to break that negative streak in Tokyo later this month. But……
Obviously weed is famous for making people work harder and run faster.
I saw something that she could run the 4x100 if she wins an appeal but not the 100, due to timing of the races.
All athletes have been tested multiple times. throughout the year. She says her biological mother died last month when she was at the Trials in Oregon. To get over it, she bought it there where it is legal to buy. She has apologized and accepted it as her mistake. She says she knew it was a banned substance, momentarily lost her head and took it.
She is still very young and in three years Olympics will be back. But I am upset with her since I was looking forward to USA breaking the gold medal drouth in Women’s 100M.
She doesn’t have to appeal to run 4x100 since her ban will be over by the time that event starts. It is a decision that US Track & Field Federation has to make.
Question is, why it’s a banned drug. The only performance it enhances is raiding the refrigerator. Doesn’t mask other drugs, which is why diuretics are banned. I think WADA needs to take a look at that.
To be honest, I’m not real thrilled about Richardson, and not just because she’s a Corndog. I know sprinters are egomaniacs, but she’s above and beyond. If it’s possible to be a female jerk, she is. Maybe she learns a little humility from this, but I doubt it.
Yea, I don’t get this one. Weed is not a performance enhancing drug .She could have been drunk beyond imagination and there would be no problem.
Reggie Bush cannot wait to tweet about it once marijuana becomes legal.
It is not a performance enhancing drug, That is why the ban is just 30 days. But long enough to take her off the team.
There seems to be widespread outrage about banning her for using Mary Jane. Her fate is sealed, but I believe there is movement to change the rules to adjust to changing times. It was originally banned because of “concern for health of the athlete”.
I just typed Sha’Carri Richardson into Google and the second suggested search was “was Sha’Carri Richardson born a man”. Whaaaaaaa? Are people that freaked out about trans athletes, or are they assuming a woman can’t be that fast (or both)?
SMH. I fear for American society. I really do.
Interesting you are posting that. I was just reading they just banned two Namibian women, who have the second and third fastest times in the world this year in Women’s 400M for testosterone level higher than allowed. These are their natural levels.
I know this is not Razorback related, but we are sorta in a sports dead period except for portal watching so I thought I’d take a minute here to rant (or rather express my opine) to see if others had any thoughts on the matter.
Just to catch you up…
She got caught on a drug test for smoking weed. Claimed with the death of her mother recently, she smoked weed even though she knew it was a banned substance. Long and short, she got banned. The ban is long enough she will not be able to compete in her prime event at the Olympics, but it could be over by the time some of the relays are done so she could make it there.
There have been a ton and I mean ton of people screaming about this saying it was BS because weed is not performance enhancing. Weed should not be banned and she is getting cheated. Some even went as far as throwing out the race card and saying look at Michael Phelps, he does weed and look at all the Olympic glory he was allowed to compete for.
My position is this…
She did it. She knew it was a banned substance. Actions must have consequences. Should it be a banned substance… probably not, but currently it is banned. Since its currently in the banned substance list, she got exactly what she deserved. Is it sad for her… yes, but hundreds of other athletes all seem to manage to say no to weed. The uproar should be to amend the rule, not give a free pass to the rule breaker. Until its off the list, the rule is you get banned.
Now as far as the racial accusations that I’ve seen cropping up by comparison to Michael Phelps, I gotta call BS on that one too. Phelps got tested a lot. He never once (to my knowledge) tested positive at an Olympics or Trials. Yes, he did test positive for weed and had a video showing him smoke weed, but that was AFTER the Olympics. He also received a ban as he should have and he also lost quite a few of his sponsorships costing him a good chunk of change. Still trying to compare Phelps to Sha’carri is like Apples to Oranges.
I assume 99% of people my age agree with you. And I assume the majority of young folks disagree. I personally am thankful weed was a very rare thing when I was younger.
When I was in high school smoking a cigarette got you suspended.
But I surely agree she knew the rules.
There is a thread below on this topic. Administrator should merge the two threads.
So smoking weed is OK if you do it after competition and/or don’t get caught. That video of Phelps probably showed him doing it for the first time ever. Got it.
Not sure if your comment was to me or not, but if it was here is my reply:
I never said weed was OK at any point. My point was, its banned, she used, she was tested, she was caught, she was punished. Simple. She knew it and got what she deserved. As long as the rules say its banned and you get banned when caught, not much to interpret there.
As far as weed being ok, I could not care less what anyone at anytime uses… weed, coke, meth, etc. I don’t use and I don’t care who uses what, as long as when they use, they are only in a position to hurt themselves and not someone else. In fact I couldn’t care less if they hurt themselves all the way to an early grave. That’s their business, not mine.
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