Police find former Braves player Otis Nixon safe

(File: CBS)


12:45 P.M. — The Woodstock Police Department confirms former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon has been found safe. Nixon was missing for about two days after he failed to show up at a golf game Saturday.

Police have not confirmed the cause of Nixon’s disappearance.

10:30 A.M. — Police say they don’t suspect foul play in the disappearance of former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon, who was last seen on Saturday.

Woodstock police Officer Brittany Duncan says Monday detectives are following up on leads received overnight.

Duncan says Nixon’s girlfriend reported him missing.


WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia are looking for former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon, who disappeared over the weekend.

In a Facebook post, the Woodstock Police Department says Nixon, who’s 58, was last seen leaving his home Saturday morning in a gray Range Rover. Police say he was on his way to a local golf course but never arrived.

Nixon was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black Adidas shoes with white stripes.

Nixon was an outfielder for the Braves and in 1991 was suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.

He played for nine teams in 17 major league seasons, with his best years coming in Atlanta. He had 1,379 hits and 620 stolen bases.

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