Former Atlanta Braves player Otis Nixon, who went missing last weekend, has been located, police said Monday. In a statement, Brittany Duncan, a spokeswoman for police in Woodstock, a suburb northwest of Atlanta, said that Nixon has been found and is "safe".
Nixon's girlfriend contacted the authorities after he missed a tee time, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Nixon, who was suspended before the 1991 World Series for testing positive for cocaine, apparently has had substance abuse issues since his major-league career ended. He played for nine Major League Baseball teams throughout his 17-year career and had his best years while playing for the Atlanta Braves.
Nixon played with the Braves for four seasons.
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He spent three years with the Braves from 1991 through 1993, retiring with the team in 1999.
According to area news reports, Nixon was in good health and safe when he was located. Nixon left his residence around 10 am operating a gray 2011 Ranger Rover sports utility vehicle.
Nixon's signature moment is one of legend in the Greater Atlanta area. In more recent years, however, he has made headlines for run-ins with the law, including a 2013 arrest for possession of crack cocaine and a crack pipe.