BLOWBACK: Racers & Legal Issues


Recently Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and sprint-car racer Tyler Walker have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Read the details about their legal troubles and chime in with your opinions. We might even use your comments in the next BLOWBACK column!

The Associated Press has reported that Formula One czar Bernie Ecclestone has been charged with bribery by German prosecutors. Ecclestone is accused of making a $44 million illegal payment to a German banker. Ecclestone maintains that he did nothing illegal and his attorneys have until mid-August to respond to the indictment.

NSSN Says: What do you think will happen?

Sprint car driver Tyler Walker pled not guilty to three felonies and five misdemeanors stemming from his Jan. 30 arrest in Nevada after he and passenger Raelle Hann McDonald, who shares the same Hermosa Beach, Calif., address with Walker, led authorities through a three state chase that reached speeds approaching 150 mph.

The pair was finally apprehended in Nevada. When authorities searched the BMW Walker was driving they found marijuana, methamphetamine, hashish and an open bottle of vodka.

A review hearing for the case is set for Sept. 5.

NSSN Says: Do you think Walker will ever drive a race car again?