While the door of the Tokyo Olympics has closed for Sha’Carri Richardson, another seems to have opened. According to TMZ, a vaping company named Dr. Dabber has is said to have provided the track star received a $250,000 contract to be the company’s spokesperson.
In an invitation letter obtained by TMZ, the company said it was “deeply saddened” to hear of her suspension. As previously reported, Sha’Carri has been suspended from competing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with the US Athletics Team after testing positive for marijuana. Despite receiving huge support online, including from celebrities, Sha’Carri still blocked from competition at the Olympics in general. Well, it looks like this vaping company decided there was an opportunity the Olympics didn’t see.
“At Dr. Dabber, we believe that THC can indeed have many positive effects on an athlete’s recovery and overall health,” the offer letter states.
Attempts to build a close bond with the athlete seemed obvious when Sha’Carri confessed to smoking marijuana in response to the news of her mother’s death.
“When I heard that information came from a complete stranger, I definitely activated, it was definitely shocking because it was like, how can you tell me that,” said Sha’Carri said in a TODAY interview. “No offense to him, he was just doing his job, but for sure, it put me in a mental panic.”
The invitations praised Sha’Carri for “how great she looks” while demonstrating “star power and ability to command the attention of the country” at the Olympic trials. The company then made their move and offered Sha’Carri’s position.
“Considering your talent and grace over the past weeks, we wanted to offer you the opportunity to work with our team as a spokesperson for Dr Dabber,” the letter read. “This entails testing our award-winning vape rigs and pens as a resident ‘doctor’.”
Dr. Dabber did not specify in the letter whether this was a one-time or ongoing partnership. Furthermore, there is no word on whether Sha’Carri has received or responded to the offer.
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