Entertainment Watch Joe Rogan Go Off on 'Disgusting' Olympics for Sha'Carri Richardson Ban: 'It's Horses–t' (VIDEO)
Sha'Carri Richardson dominates 100 meters in style to clinch trip to Tokyo Olympics
Sha'Carri Richardson punched her ticket to Tokyo on Saturday, cruising to a win in the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.But the second one might have been even sweeter.
Of all the hot takes in the history of the, this may be one of the most popular: Sha'Carri Richardson and all Olympic athletes deserve better.
On Monday'sof his popular podcast, Joe Rogan and guest Brian Simpson discussed the track star's suspension and eventual from the 2021 Olympics due to a failed drug test.
"100 percent horses–t," Rogan said of the situation. "The Olympics are disgusting because that lady should be getting paid millions of dollars."
"All the winners of the gold medals, all those people that are generating insane amounts of wealth for the Olympics, they should get a giant piece of that," he continued. "They're responsible for the reason why people are watching the Olympics."
Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson Makes First Public Appearance After Olympic Suspension at ESPY Awards
Sha'Carri Richardson was not named on the official Olympic roster after testing positive for marijuana at the June 19 trials, USA Track & Field recently announcedThe sprinter, 21, attended the awards show at The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City. During the event, Richardson, who sported fiery red hair and wore a black dress, was the topic of one of host Anthony Mackie's monologue bits, when he pointed out how "high" the rooftop venue was.
"The networks are making it (money) and the IOC is making it and all these other people are making it and the athletes, the whole reason people are tuning in, they get nothing. It's insane!" Rogan said. "It's a disgusting, corrupt system."
Technically, many countries, including the U.S., do award their athletes bonus money for their efforts. According to, U.S. Olympians earned $37,500 for each gold medal, $22,500 for each silver and $15,000 for each bronze in 2018. In team sports, one sum was split evenly. The debate over whether this money is sufficient given the attention and revenue Rogan is speaking of persists though.
Richardson tested positive for marijuana last month, earning a 30-day suspension from the sport that coincides with some events of the Tokyo Olympics. She could have been eligible to compete in the 4 x 100-meter relay but USA Track and Field opted not to add Richardson to the roster.
Since the initial suspension, Richardson has received an outpouring offrom fellow athletes and fans the world over.
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Anthony Mackie Calls Out Treatment Of Naomi Osaka & Sha’Carri Richardson During ESPYS Opening .
Anthony Mackie didn’t hold back when it came to hosting the ESPY Awards. The “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” star started off the event held The Rooftop at Pier 17 by making a joke about sprinter Sha’carri Richardson not being allowed to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after a positive marijuana test. RELATED: Anthony Mackie Reflects On ‘Very Hard’ Year During Acceptance Speech At 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards "The greatest celebration of sports is back! We up here on a rooftop in New York City. Man, we're so high they wouldn't let us compete in the Olympics," Mackie said. Richardson was in the audience and seemed to appreciate the jab.