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Former Atlanta Braves Outfielder Otis Nixon Arrested on Drug Charges

May 6th, 2013 at 9:00 PM
By Cody Fields

Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges (again), reports.

Nixon was arrested during a traffic stop early Saturday morning resulting from another driver calling in to complain about Nixon's truck weaving between lanes. Police found a crack pipe in Nixon's pants pocket and found what they suspected to be crack cocaine rocks in the driver's seat and floorboard.

Cherokee County, Ga., police have charged Nixon with possession of cocaine and possession of a drug-related object.

Though Nixon was arrested possession and admitted that the suspect crack rocks were indeed crack rocks, he said the pipes and drugs belonged to his son and that he was "planning on getting rid of" the pipe.

This isn't the first time Nixon has had a run-in with drugs. He was arrested on cocaine charges in 1987 and was suspended for 60 days for a failed drug test in 1991, causing him to miss the World Series.

The incident also comes on the heels of Nixon being accused of a halfway house scam.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, MLB, Otis Nixon

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