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Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension for weed: This is what people are saying about her testing positive for chemical found in marijuana

EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 19: Sha'Carri Richardson looks on after winning the Women's 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 19: Sha'Carri Richardson looks on after winning the Women's 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – There was shock on Friday as word went mainstream that American champion Sha’Carri Richardson learned she cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana.

Here are what some are saying over social media about the news.

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Richardson had won the women’s 100 meters at the recent U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 10.86 seconds and was expected to be a gold medal contender in the event in Tokyo.


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Born in Canada but raised in Houston, Howard joined KPRC 2 in 2021 after five years at ESPN. Before that, Howard was a reporter on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts. Among the events that Howard has covered on site: the NBA bubble and the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions for both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. He's H-town proud!