This Isn't Over Yet: The Mayfield Saga Chapter 241

Matthew MerrillContributor ISeptember 23, 2009

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 08:  The #41 Toyota, driven by Jeremy Mayfield, shows the 'Darlington Stripe' during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 on May 8, 2009 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images for NASCAR)

So just a quick little update for those reading this who had quit following it when his injuction to race was overturned.

Federal Judge Graham Mullen has said he will stand by his original ruling and would not lift the injunction, meaning as early as October we can start looking for another appeal... this time coming out of the Mayfield camp.

Monday night the latest update in NASCAR's fight was released including three more affidavits and one deposition.

The deposition is from a former brother in law, David Keith. The use of the word former leads me to believe that this is another estranged family member. David is testifing to having seen Mayfield do meth in his house, garage, and car from 1998 until 2000.

The three affidavits are from "friends" of his who know him from Kentucky. These three, Barry Lee, Michael Buskill and Steven Russelburg, all testified to having seen Mayfield do meth on multiple occassions.

Steve Russelburg in fact claims that while living with the Mayfields he saw Jeremy do meth on a daily basis and also claims that Jeremy wanted to keep his habit secret from his wife.

All of this said, something appears to be missing...

Something NASCAR is busy shredding in the office along with all of these men's paystubs...

The preseason drug test...

With that test Mayfield had nothing to stop him from driving. If he was taking drugs on a daily basis there is no way he would have been clean on the day of the first drug test. Yet NASCAR in their test on him after he has been made a free man finds that the man has been doing drugs when obviously if he is smart enough to come clean (in two weeks) for the preseason test.

And surely there are other drug tests from the period of time NASCAR is convicting him of. Jeremy changed teams four times in the past ten years. Surely Roger Penske, Ray Evernham, and even Bill Davis would have made him take a drug test as all good employers do.

This is not rocket science. The Mr. Mayfield is innocent. NASCAR is continuing to give the Mayfield side of this case more firepower and tainting all companies that fund the sport as they are proven wrong.