NASCAR Dude's Meth Arrest Is So Unfair


jeremy mayfieldAre you sitting down? I do hope you're sitting down, because this latest sports scandal is gonna shock the daylights right outta you. Okay, you ready? Get this: Jeremy Mayfield, former golden boy of NASCAR, has been arrested. Wait, it gets even MORE shocking. He was arrested on charges of meth possession.

Meth! Whodathunkit? A NASCAR dude?

Come on, really? Let's face facts: Meth is to NASCAR what steroids are to every other sport. Looky here, a hillbilly race car driver can't live on moonshine alone, now can he?

Perhaps it appears I'm being somewhat unfair to Mayfield, dismissing him as one more example of a silly stereotype.

Except I'm not. Because a quick review of how Mayfield spent the last several years shows that he's not just one more example of a rotgut-swillin' stereotype. He's kind of the reason for that rotgut-swillin' stereotype.

Allow me to elaborate:

It all started when Mayfield failed a random drug test. And then another random drug test. And then his stepmother Lisa filed an affidavit saying that Jeremy not only used meth regularly, he cooked it himself. Mayfield responded by calling her a "whore" who "shot and killed" his dad (whose death was supposedly a suicide). Then Lisa flipped out and showed up drunk at Mayfield's house, where she punched one of his employees and kicked his wife in the crotch.

(Hmm, they should really do a Real Housewives of West Virginia. Imagine the crotch-kicking possibilities!)

So you see, it's completely unfair for Mayfield to be treated like a non-NASCAR guy who got caught with meth (again). Meth is woven into the very fabric of Jeremy Mayfield's culture. Kind of like peyote and the Native Americans

He's just a good ol' boy ... never meanin' no harm ... been in trouble with the law since the day he was born ...

Are you surprised Jeremy Mayfair got caught with meth?

Image via Darryl Moran/Flickr

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nonmember avatar WVMomma

Seriously? Mayfield may be a hot mess and may deserve some dressing down, but is there really a legitimate reason for you to spew such vile, hateful venom toward West Virginians (like me, and not Mayfield who is from Kentucky)?And toward other southern/rural/Appalachian folks, most of whom aren't raging, feuding, Meth heads? I'd like to say I expect more from CafeMom bloggers than to buy wholesale into ridiculous and harmful (and wrong) cultural stereotypes, but your shameful post here is evidence that my expectations of basic civility, compassion, and critical thinking may be far too high.

tinyp... tinypossum

Holy crap, I'm not even from West Virginia and I'm offended by this article.

nonmember avatar lisaG702

wah wah wah...walks like a know.

angev... angevil53

meth is everywhere, it's like the pork chop and soda epidemic.

nonmember avatar carol2

god, oversensitive much? how is this any different than making fun of snooki or one of the ridiculous housewives from orange county? it's called satire, people. look it up.

benic... benicetoothers

I'll admit that I know nothing about NASCAR (except that it's a race) or Mayfield.  However, you state, "meth is to NASCAR what steroids are to every other sport" and "meth is woven into the very fabricof Jeremy Mayfield's culture."  But, you use Mayfield as the sole example.  Am I missing something? Are you using one man to stereotype an entire sport? Are you trying to, as WVMomma wrote, stereotype an entire population of people based on geography? Is there really a serious issue with NASCAR drivers and meth?  I'm not exactly sure what to make of the article, but It sounds like this particular individual has some problems and needs help; I hope he gets it.  If there is a NASCAR driver/meth problem, I hope it's addressed in a serious manner. 

douxm... douxmusique

And all black people are crackhead prostitutes that live off welfare.

nonmember avatar Trollie

Stereotypes exist for a reason...

BNT8389 BNT8389

I find this highly offensive. You, my dear are ignorant!

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

That's methed up.

(Ha! Get it?)

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