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Otis Nixon arrested with “a crack pipe in his pocket”

May 6, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

otis nixon mugshot

Longtime big leaguer Otis Nixon, who just a few months ago was accused of scamming the families of prison inmates out of money, was arrested over the weekend after police found him in possession of crack cocaine.

Alexis Stevens of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has more details:

Nixon, 54, had a crack pipe in his pocket and a crack rock in his vehicle when he was stopped on I-575 early Saturday, according to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reported obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. …

“Otis admitted to me that the substance was crack cocaine but it didn’t belong to him,” a deputy wrote in the report. “Otis said the crack cocaine and the pipe belonged to his son.”

Nixon passed a field sobriety test and is currently being held on $11,880 bond.

Even when he was a leadoff man/center fielder who stole 620 career bases Nixon always looked like he was about 50 years old, but now that he’s actually 54 years old he appears to be about 104 in the mugshot. Bad times.

  1. schmedley69 - May 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I remember Otis trying to bunt his way on for a hit and making the final out of the ’92 World Series and yelling at the TV “Is he on Crack?!?” Looks like he was.

    • jimeejohnson - May 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM


  2. jimeejohnson - May 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Best comments EVER! Thanks for the laughs, people. Don’t do crack. Got any?

  3. proudliberal85392 - May 6, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I’m shocked! Shocked, I say. Say it ain’t so, Otis!

  4. willcoop62 - May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Hope he still has some speed. He’s gonna need it in prison!

  5. johnnyb1976 - May 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Otis looked like a crack head before being a crack head was fashionable.

  6. drelms - May 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Otis, my man. Realize you got a problem and get some help man before they find you dead.

  7. spyder00798 - May 7, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    Maybe that’s why he was so fast on base paths? Oh and the pipe belonged to HIS SON? What responsible dad lets their son borrow their car without sharing the crack first?

  8. officialgame - May 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Poor dude looks perma-fried.

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