The Jeremy Mayfield drug suspension saga is getting so melodramatic and ridiculous that maybe it’s time we add the NASCAR driver/suspected meth head to our poll of sports celebrities we should ignore. After all, perhaps it’s not wise to give this much attention to the rambling conspiracy theories of an allegedly drug-addled mind. But then again, like the crazy guy with the Joaquin Phoenix beard, tattered clothes and far-away look in his eyes while preaching about the CIA, PBS and Aleve from his soapbox in the park, it’s hard not to be sucked into the madness.
Earlier this week, NASCAR said that Mayfield tested positive for a meth during a second recent drug test, while his stepmother claimed that he had been doing meth for years. Mayfield fired back that his stepmother was…let’s just say they won’t be exchanging Christmas gifts. And Mayfield has an excuse for the positive drug test: he told WCNC-TV in Charlotte that NASCAR’s test was “for sure a spiked sample,” and he’s got the proof. Sort of.