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Otis Nixon

Former Baseball Star

ARRESTED FOR CRACK

5/6/2013 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former MLB star Otis Nixon was arrested over the weekend in Atlanta after cops say they discovered a crack pipe and what appeared to be several crack rocks inside his car ... and it seems he's using the infamous "the crack belongs to my son" defense.

According to an incident report from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, 54-year-old Nixon was pulled over just after midnight on Saturday after witnesses called police to report a Dodge Ram weaving all over the road.

During the stop, Nixon -- who played for the Braves, Indians and Expos -- was searched ... and cops say they found a pipe for smoking crack cocaine in Nixon's pants pocket and an item believed to be a crack rock in the driver's seat.

But that's not all ... cops say they found ANOTHER pipe and more suspected crack rocks in the floor board of the driver's side ... along with even more drug paraphernalia.

Now get this -- according to the report, Nixon told the sheriff's deputy that the substance they found in his car was indeed crack cocaine, but he said the pipes and drugs belonged to HIS SON and that he had been planning to get rid of the pipe.

Police say they conducted field sobriety tests and determined Nixon was NOT under the influence of crack cocaine or alcohol.

Nixon was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of a drug-related object.

Nixon -- who played 17 seasons in the bigs and stole 620 career bases -- is still in custody. Bail has been set at $11,880.

Story developing ...

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16.

john johnson    

i thought he married vanity, prince's ex.

533 days ago
17.

Six Million Dollar Man    

I've never heard of this dude in baseball. 17 years in the MLB???? C'mon. who is this guy? He's no Hank Aaron

533 days ago
18.

Teri    

Typical American writers.... Completely dismissing the fact that he also played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Do you also pretend that 1992 and 1993 didn't happen?

533 days ago
19.

josephgein    

Damn. He was awesome! An awesome lead-off hitter. I hated the Braves, but he was great. Betcha it was his. Typical nijjer.

533 days ago
20.

jimmy d    

now lookey here, i be needed aboutz 10 gallons of that there botox,and where be the socks,mmmmmmmm they b lookin fresh

533 days ago
21.

Physical Graffiti    

The best excuse ever was on an episode of Cops. They guy had meth or crack in his pants pocket. He told the cops he had no idea how it got in there, and that he had just bought the pants at a thrift store! They asked which thrift store and if he had a receipt...of course he had nothing to say, but that was a good one!

533 days ago
22.

Karvey Kardashian    

I know who he is because I'm a Braves fan and I have a few of his baseball cards. Crack does some awful things to looks.

533 days ago
23.

Mercurial Lollipop    

Dang he looks older than 54 years old.
They say, "Black don't Crack"... but "Crack is Wack!"

533 days ago
24.

Fox    

It doesn't matter whose it is. If you are caught with drugs, its automatically yours.

533 days ago
25.

trucker    

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533 days ago
26.

GoPeytonLuck    

He's innocent...

533 days ago
27.

Josh2013    

Dude stole 620 bases.. Let the man smoke a crack rock in peace

533 days ago
28.

mr.howell     

54!..he looks more like 84!..yeah,I'd say 'CRACK' ages you!..he looks like a 'homeless' bum!,even though you can't see his teeth in this photo..I doubt he still has any left!..eekk!.

533 days ago
29.

NOT ELMO    

Your Children and ME are Sooo Proud Of YOU !.....

533 days ago
30.

Eddie    

Freddie Krueger??

533 days ago
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