It’s time for Jeremy Mayfield to man-up

Jeremy Mayfield was suspended by NASCAR in 2009. He arrested in November 2011 on several felony counts. (Catawba County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office)

Jeremy Mayfield was suspended by NASCAR in 2009. He arrested in November 2011 on several felony counts. (Catawba County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office)

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been in and out of the news since his 2009 suspension from the sport for a positive test for methamphetamines; a result Mayfield vehemently denied. The test results set off a war between Mayfield and the sanctioning body that dragged through the courts and ended last year when all final appeals by Mayfield were exhausted.

During those tumultuous legal battles with NASCAR, Mayfield was also in the news for his felony arrests for possession of stolen property and drugs, specifically methamphetamines. He was also ordered to pay $1 million to a postal carrier who was attacked in 2011 by Mayfield’s five dogs. Just this week a judge in North Carolina agreed to keep Mayfield’s felony criminal case open while defense attorneys talk to prosecutors about a possible plea deal; one that, according to Mayfield, will have to include a clause for no jail time.

Tuesday evening Mayfield again made news when he called Motor Racing Networks ‘NASCAR Live’ show. The guest was NASCAR CEO Brian France. Mayfield’s call was put through to France and host Eli Gold. MORE>>>

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