And the Jeremy Mayfield train just keeps rollin' on.
One of the many lawsuits and charges that initially arose after Mayfield was suspended from NASCAR for failed drug tests in 2009 was a slander suit filed by Lisa Mayfield, the driver's stepmother. Why did she file the suit? Read on.
In the summer of 2009, NASCAR charged that Mayfield had levels of methamphetamine in his blood, which one would expect from a frequent user of the drug. Lisa Mayfield backed up that charge, saying she'd witnessed Mayfield use meth at least 30 times, and that he had, on at least one instance, raced while under the influence of narcotics.
Mayfield fired back, telling WBTV:
"She was part of conspiring or she killed my dad, so this is a lady is who is desperate for anything. She's mad at me, she hates me. I wanted my dad to be here today and not shot in the heart with a .357 pistol."
You can see how that might not be received so well. Mayfield's father committed suicide in September 2007, two separateRead More »from Mayfield apologizes for hinting his stepmother killed his dad