Analysis: Weighing merits of Jeremy Mayfield case no easy task

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating its substance abuse policy.
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“Smoke Fan Forever!!!”

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#21
Aug 4, 2009
 
loralei wrote:
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I believe he is being shut out because of the negative things he said about Evernham. His affair was exposed and he had to divorce his wife. When Jeremy won the suit against Evernham and they had to pay him his contract in full I think the stage started being set for him to never race again.
Just my opnion.
But why wait until now? It doesn't make sense to sit on it so long. And Evernham is a nobody in racing now. So why pay him back for someone who doesn't matter over something most of us hardly remember? Why did up that trash now?

Just a thought.

I think he screwed himself.

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All I can say, those blood tests a half hour apart, test totally different, still looking for the answer to that. Also remember, Judge Mullen suggested NASCAR did Mayfield a lot of harm, as a matter of fact, wrecked his life forever.
They weren't blood tests btw. They were urine samples. One observed (the one taken by Nascar) the other not observed (the test taken a half hour later). Talk to most sports drug testing experts and they'd tell you they'd never accept an unobserved test because of the potential for tampering. None of Jeremy's supposed clean tests have been observed samples. This most recent one actually only tested for specific things instead of a whole range of things.

And Mullen was wrong. Mayfield has done the damage himself. Nascar was doing their job. They suspended him based on a positive result returned by a lab. Mayfield didn't have to like it, but it is what it is. The potential for Mayfield to do harm to spectators and other competitors and officials is far higher than the harm that's been done to him. He's lost his income, others could lose their lives. Would you rather Nascar not take that in to consideration? The judge thought it wasn't important. I beg to differ. You can always find another source of income, death is permanent.
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I realize that sounded stupid 14_patti_18. I've seen alot of drug addicts. Mayfield just don't seem the type.Why throw away your career for meth.I really think he pissed off nascar. And now he has a career in reality T.V. I wish him the best.

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Aug 5, 2009
 
14_Patti_18 wrote:
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But why wait until now? It doesn't make sense to sit on it so long. And Evernham is a nobody in racing now. So why pay him back for someone who doesn't matter over something most of us hardly remember? Why did up that trash now?
Just a thought.
I think he screwed himself.
When he got fired from Evernham he didn't have a ride. Then he got to drive in a few races for misc people. But for the most part he was struggling. Now he had his own team and could enter every race. They didn't care when he was struggling but as soon as he set up the team and had a sponsor for every race then they turned up the heat.

Yes - he probably screwed himself.

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Aug 5, 2009
 
I am very dissapointed in the direction that Nascar is going. It is like Nascar wrestling now - everything they do is for ratings.
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loralei wrote:
I am very dissapointed in the direction that Nascar is going. It is like Nascar wrestling now - everything they do is for ratings.
Nascar was created for ratings. What some people need to understand, like it or not, Nascar is a business, has been a business from the start and will always be a business. Business' are about profitability, and Nascar is no different. Now, all that being said, this whole incident with Jeremy certainly hasn't been profitable. Ratings aren't up, fans and sponsors aren't flocking to Nascar because of it. So, what does Nascar gain? These theories about Nascar going after Jeremy because of Evernham, just ridiculous! Nascar doesn't give a damn about Ray Evernham. He, as we see, is easy to replace. Maybe if he pissed off Hendrick, Roush or Gibbs, there would at least be some reasoning behind the theory. Still, despite who he may or may not have angered, the facts remain. Jeremy submits urine sample that weren't monitored, Nascar presents sample that were. Jeremy lies about when he found out about the time for the latest test, Nascar releases transcripts that totally refute his story. Jeremy claims his first test was a false positive, but fails a second test. When do the lies become just that, lies! I can only speak for myself, but only so many excuses can cover you, before you look like a flat out liar.
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Aug 10, 2009
 
I was wondering if there is any chance that Vince McMahon is a silent partner in NASCAR?
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Sep 7, 2009
 
mayfield rocks ill be a true mayfield fan no matter what
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<quoted text>What kind of horse hocket are you pushing? NASCAR never accused Tim Richmond of taking drugs and sure as hell never released anything saying that he was dying from aids. If you knew anything about Tim Richmond, no one had to tell you how he got aids. Tim was the major "player" and wild child in NASCAR in his day. Hell, NASCAR didn't want the world to know he had aids because they thought it was a black eye for them. Keep fooling yourself Dude, but when the smoke clears, Mayfield will still be a meth head that shot himself down.
What do you know about Mayfield? There is no proof other than loud mouths saying he has used meth. If you have so, state your proof or keep your opinion to yourself!

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