reporter makes steroids claims against field sprinter sha’carri richardson

Sha'Carri Richardson [photo courtesy]>

Sha'Carri Richardson [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa July 5, 2021

An Australian reporter made unfounded claims of doping/steroid use against U.S. track and  sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson.

Claire Lehmann -- founder of Quillette, and contributor to the Australian -- stirred the pot late Friday with a few controversial tweets ... the first of which was aimed at Richardson, whom she suggested was using PEDs because of what she perceived as "strong nails & hair."

She wrote, "Not sure whether the nails are real or fake, but in case you didn’t know very strong nails & hair can be a side effect of steroid use." 

Lehmann also attached a photo of Richardson -- who was just suspended from competing for a month after a positive THC test.

What people quickly pointed out was ... Richardson uses wigs, and her nails are fake -- so Lehmann's speculation was completely unfounded, and frankly ... downright ignorant.