Jeremy Mayfield pleads guilty

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday in Catawba County, N.C., according to a report from NationalSpeedSportNews.com. The counts stemmed from a search of Mayfield’s home in 2011 that uncovered equipment stolen from the now-defunct Red Bull Racing team and drugs.

Mayfield made a plea deal that will keep him out of jail but requires that he pay over $88,000 in restitution. He paid $60,000 on Monday and was expected to pay the rest on Tuesday, according to the NSSN report. Mayfield received a 45-day suspended sentence and 18 months of unsupervised probation.

Mayfield’s troubles began with an indefinite suspension from NASCAR competition in 2009 when he tested positive for methamphetamine.

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