Bettman Denies Link Between Concussions, CTE Texans' McNair Talks Goodell, Raiders To Vegas Andrew Johnston Is Golf's New Celebrity Borders Addresses WNBA Fines NFL Announces New Concussion Protocol NFL Exonerates Peyton Manning Of HGH Usage Louisiana Gov. To Talk ASG With Silver WNBA Rescinds Players' T-Shirt Fines Goodell Has Room To Improve Image League Notes
SBD/Issue 162/Leagues & Governing Bodies
NASCAR Suspends Mayfield For Violating Substance-Abuse Policy
Published May 11, 2009
|Substance Used By Mayfield
Has Not Been Revealed
MAKING A PIT STOP: Mayfield said that he "will announce an interim owner and a temporary replacement driver as early as next week." Mayfield "cannot go through an appeal process, just a reinstatement process." He said in his statement, "As both a team owner and a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, I have immense respect for the enforcement policies NASCAR has in place" (SCENEDAILY.com, 5/9). NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson said NASCAR “is not fooling around with this thing, they made that message crystal clear” (“SportsCenter,” ESPN, 5/10).
EXPERT OPINION: Black said, "In my many years of experience, I have never seen a violation like this due to the combination of over-the-counter or prescription products." Black said that there is "'no way a driver would be in violation' for using common cold and allergy medications as directed" (USA TODAY, 5/11).