Rihanna gave a show of support to the banned athlete.
Sha’Carri Richardson will miss the Tokyo Olympics after not being selected for the 4×100 relay team pic.twitter.com/bOJlMEilJU
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In a statement, the USATF team said it was “incredibly sympathetic toward Sha’Carri Richardson’s extenuating circumstances” and “fully agrees” that international rules surrounding marijuana use should be reconsidered.
Richardson notably tested positive for the substance after finding out about her biological mother’s recent death. “I know I can’t hide myself, so in some type of way, I was trying to hide my pain,” she said on NBC’s “Today” show.
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