Nike On Sha’Carri Richardson Olympic Suspension: ‘We Will Continue To Support Her’

Published: Friday 2nd Jul 2021 by Rashad

Global sprinting sensation Sha’Carri Richardson raced atop headlines after reports she accepted a one-month suspension from the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana use (as we reported here).

Embroiled in controversy, the incident’s caused quite the debate on social media with many users calling the reprimand an exaggerated punishment as the drug has been decriminalized in many parts of the United States.  Nevertheless, the 21-year-old took to NBC’s ‘Today Show’ Friday (July 2) to discuss the matter.

“I just want to take responsibility for my actions, I know what I did,” she said during the virtual interview. “I know what I’m supposed to do and what I’m allowed not to do, and I still made that decision. But I’m not making an excuse or looking for any empathy in my case.”

Despite the polarization on the topic, Richardson’s supporters have minced no words about their support of the embattled track star.  Among those standing by her side?  Sportswear giant Nike.

Nike, which was set to sponsor Richardson at the Games, responded to the hoopla around Sha’carri by issuing a statement.

“We appreciate Sha’Carri’s honesty and accountability and will continue to support her through this time,” the company said in a statement.

They weren’t the only ones.  USA Track & Field also shared a supportive statement Friday.

“Sha’Carri Richardson’s situation is incredibly unfortunate and devastating for everyone involved. Athlete health and well-being continue to be one of USATF’s most critical priorities and we will work with Sha’Carri to ensure she has ample resources to overcome any mental health challenges now and in the future,” the statement read.

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  1. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

    Yaaaaassss! Get that check gurrrlll. Smoking weed ain’t nothin to be upset about anymore. Yours truly stays smoked out daily 💨💨😂😂💯🤳🏽

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

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      • Gag July 2, 2021

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      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 2, 2021

        Mention my child, you busted clown.

    • Gag July 2, 2021

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      • STFU Shayla July 2, 2021

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      • Lmaooo bish July 3, 2021

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      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 3, 2021

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  2. July 2, 2021

    Word.

  3. Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 July 2, 2021

    Black women are alway something instead of taking care of them babies, what a bunch of deadbeats.

  4. Kh July 6, 2021

    Of course they support ‘it’. Look at all the money they’ll make from sponsering goofy looking shoes.

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