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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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1.

Bob    

Does TMZ ever post any positive stories??

512 days ago
2.

milmil    

Do u know who i am?..ur about to find out who i am

512 days ago
3.

static    

Too bad I loved that guy when he played for the braves he's the greatest drag bunter ever.

512 days ago
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ABB    

The cops found a crack pipe in his pants and I bet he'll say those aren't my pants either!

512 days ago
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Jen    

That is definitely the face of crack.

512 days ago
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Elizabeth Alan    

Sad. You always expect a career in sports or entertainment to have a happier ending then what we see in actual reality. Drugs and alcohol drains more than just the life of its user and forever and ever.

512 days ago
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billybob    

very sad

512 days ago
8.

Dina    

Did you say one of the Kardashian's is interested in the former MLB player?

512 days ago
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Tax    

WOW crack ages you, he looks 70.

512 days ago
10.

jooch    

mf made 8 figures playing ball and now he smoking crack?!?

512 days ago
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Truth    

AND THAT RIGHT HERE FOLKS... IS HOW YOU BLOW THRU MILLIONS, END UP IN THE BIG HOUSE AS AN ADDICT, AND CANT BAIL YOURSELF OUT. LESLO IS NEXT. #TRUTH!!

512 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

54? I think this is a another typo. You must have meant 64 which looks about correct.

512 days ago
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depressmode    

he looked 50 when he played ball. i live in the burbs of ATL and local news just ran a story where Otis runs a bunch of unlicensed half way houses and is scamming the loved one of people in jail telling them if they advance him the few grand 'required' he can get whomever out of jail early. Good ole A-Town.

512 days ago
14.

cementmixer    

Another bum.

512 days ago
15.

OH NO!    

Leatherface, is that you?

512 days ago
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