Gabrielle Union has three words for the United States Anti-Doping Agency… “LET HER RUN!!”
The “L.A.’s Finest” actress is the latest celebrity to support Sha’Carri Richardson after she tested positive for marijuana. The 48-year-old star took to social media to show love to the American sprinter on Thursday night.
“Weed is great for many a thing but running faster isn’t one of them. LET HER RUN!!! #ShacarriRichardson,” Union tweeted.
Weed is great for many a thing but running faster isn’t one of them. LET HER RUN!!! #ShacarriRichardson
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 2, 2021
Sha’Carri appeared on the “Today Show” on Friday, July 2, where she apologized during an interview with Savannah Guthrie. She claims that she used the ban substance to cope with the unexpected death of her biological mother. Richardson was raised by her grandmother and learned about her birthmother’s death from a reporter during the Olympic trials in Oregon. She said the news was triggering and “definitely nerve-shocking.”
Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) joins us live for an exclusive interview to discuss the positive marijuana test that’s put her Olympic future in limbo. pic.twitter.com/iVBp3zhvja
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 2, 2021
“It sent me into a state of emotional panic,” she told Guthrie, adding, “I didn’t know how to control my emotions or deal with my emotions during that time.”
She apologized to her family, fans, and her sponsors. “I greatly apologize if I let you guys down, and I did.”
The United States Anti-Doping Agency officially announced the positive test on Friday morning. Richardson had accepted a suspension of one month, starting on June 28. The NY Times reports that the suspension could clear her in time to run in the 4×100 meter relay if she is selected to Team USA.
I am human
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) July 1, 2021
Academy Award-winning producer Van Lathan also supported Sha’Carri on social media. He shared a picture of the track star and wrote, “Free my dawgs.”
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