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Jeremy Mayfield Situation Takes Another Strange Twist

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 26:  Jeremy Mayfield, driver of the #41 Big Red Toyota, suffers damage during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 26, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Charles AllenCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2009

Embattled Sprint Cup driver Jeremy Mayfield's bizarre story took another turn on Saturday when police were called to the Mayfield residence to investigate a tresspassing call.

The tresspasser turned out to be none other than Mayfield's stepmother, Lisa Mayfield. According to a report from Diana Rugg of WCNC NewsChannel 36 of Charlotte, N.C., Lisa Mayfield was intoxicated, banging on the door to the house, and even made threats to the lives of both Jeremy Mayfield and his wife, Shana.

Anyone who has been following this story is aware of the personal animosity between Jeremy and his stepmother. Mayfield has gone on record that he hates her and that she is a "whore," among other things. Mrs. Mayfield has claimed to have witnessed methamphetamine use by her stepson since 1998, a claim which Jeremy has emphatically denied.

In another strange twist, Mayfield has claimed that his stepmother murdered or conspired to have his father Terry murdered. Mayfield has claimed to be putting the final touches on a wrongful death lawsuit against Lisa Mayfield. In turn, she has filed suit against him, claiming defamation due to the public comments made by Mayfield.

With Mayfield's lawsuit against NASCAR set to begin in September of 2010, which includes everything from defamation to discrimination, this story is not going to go away anytime soon. Sadly, it just seems to get stranger as time passes by. Lisa Mayfield is one of NASCAR's witnesses, and this current situation is likely to bring her credibility in question.

In closing, I hope the information provided in this article, my first, helps to keep people informed as to the happenings of this case. Information from the article "Police called to Mayfield house," by Dianne Rugg, was used in this article. 

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