On March 26, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield lost his appeal. The court upheld a previous ruling that dismissed his case against NASCAR. The original lawsuit stems from NASCAR's decision to suspend Mayfield for testing positive on drug tests. Unfortunately, the latest court ruling is only a small part of the legal battles that Jeremy Mayfield is facing.
NASCAR's Reaction to the Ruling
After the ruling from the federal appeals court, NASCAR released a short statement. The organization emphasized that Jeremy Mayfield's original suspension was not a personal vendetta by claiming, "This case was never about anything more than NASCAR's ability to keep the sport clean and our competitors safe." It is not surprising that the appeals court decided to uphold dismissing his case because Mayfield had signed agreements that actually prevented him from suing NASCAR.
Jeremy Mayfield has not issued an official response to the ruling on March 26. In the past, he has indicated that he believes NASCAR is conspiring against him with officials. He has not provided more comments about the latest legal battle with the organization.
Other Legal Problems for Jeremy Mayfield
Mayfield's legal problems extend beyond losing his latest appeal. He was indicted in Feb. 2012 for possession of stolen property, and he was arrested for methamphetamine possession in 2011. Jeremy Mayfield is currently out on bond, but he has another hearing on April 2. He is still facing charges of drug and stolen property possession. Additionally, his home is in the process of foreclosure while he owes money on multiple bills.
A slideshow of the Mayfield home has been made public and shows some of the stolen property found by police. The items range from a new couch to weapons. Jeremy Mayfield has been accused of taking some of the items from a trucking company but denies the charges. An additional person has also been charged with the crimes. Rusty Alex Canipe has been accused of being involved in the stolen property found at the Mayfield residence. The men face felony larceny charges that have been tied to stolen items from Anderson Truck Lines.
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Growing up in Indiana, Lana developed a love for motorsports at an early age. She follows NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.