Mayfield continues to deny drug abuse

Jeremy Mayfield last raced in NASCAR in 2009. (Getty Images)
Jeremy Mayfield last raced in NASCAR in 2009. (Getty Images)
Jeremy Mayfield last raced in NASCAR in 2009. (Getty Images)

Former NASCAR star Jeremy Mayfield is blaming the sanctioning body along with the media for a failed drug test and the subsequent fallout.  Mayfield was suspended by NASCAR in 2009 after he failed a random drug test. He denied any wrongdoing then blaming the results on a combination of medication for ADHD and an over the counter medication for seasonal allergies.  He also failed subsequent test which allegedly indicated the presence of methamphetamine.

Mayfield continues to insist that he did nothing wrong and that he was nothing more than a scapegoat for NASCAR; the former driver also said he was denied his legal right to have an independent lab conduct a test on the same sample that was tested by NASCAR.

“All they had to do was say, ‘Don’t do that again. Don’t take Adderall again,” Mayfield told WCCB TV in Charlotte this week.  “And if you do, we’re gonna test you every week from now on. If you do (test positive), then you’re suspended.'” MORE>>>

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