reporter makes steroids claims against field sprinter sha’carri richardson
Sha'Carri Richardson [photo courtesy]
byJuly 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.