On Wednesday NASCAR claimed that Jeremy Mayfield once again tested positive for methamphetamine. That was bad enough.
But they backed up their claim with an affidavit, which is a sworn statement used in court proceedings, from his stepmother who claims she saw Mayfield use meth at least 30 times. This affidavit was filed in NASCAR's court case trying to get their ban on him reinstated.
Well, Mayfield is not only denying his stepmother's claim, he's hitting her with both barrels:
"She's basically a ****," he told ESPN.com's David Newton. "She shot and killed my dad."
Mayfield's father Terry died in 2007 at age 56 of what the Chapel Hill, N.C., medical examiner called a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Nevertheless, Mayfield told ESPN.com on Wednesday that his stepmother will be served with a wrongful death suit on Thursday.
"She knows what we've got on her," Mayfield said. "For her to come out and do this is pretty ballsy. Everybody that's ever known me knows I never, ever have been around her for more than 10 hours of my life. She's a gold digger. I knew that from Day 1."
Ouch. I wouldn't want to be at the Mayfield family house for Thanksgiving this year.
Mayfield didn't spare anything in his opinion of NASCAR Chairman Brian France either. Here's what he told Buddy Baker on Sirius Radio Wednesday night:
"Brian France out there talking about effective drug policy, it's kind of like Al Capone talking about effective law enforcement. And that's the way I feel about it. The pot shouldn't be calling the kettle black, you know what I'm saying? And I think the world needs to hear that, too."
Mayfield said on the radio show that he has taken numerous drug tests at other labs since this all broke out and that the only ones he has failed have been the two conducted by NASCAR.
If NASCAR is correct, then Mayfield is a hard-core meth abuser in deep denial who seriously needs treatment.
If Mayfield is correct, then NASCAR is either out to destroy him or has a drug-screening process that needs to be thrown out and started over