UPDATE: Otis Nixon has been located and is safe. We appreciate the assistance from the public and media.— Woodstock Police, GA (@WoodstockPD) April 10, 2017
UPDATE 12:39 p.m.: Nixon has been found and is "safe."
Otis Nixon, a former Major League Baseball outfielder, was reported missing by Georgia police Sunday night. He has not been seen since Saturday morning.
Woodstock Police tweeted that Nixon, 58, was missing and was last seen leaving his home in a 2011 Range Rover. WSB-TV reports he had a scheduled tee time at a golf course but never showed up. Nixon played in the majors from 1983 to 1999 for the Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins.
Here's the tweet that announced he was missing.
Nixon's career was marked by controversy over drug use. He was suspended in 1991 and missed the World Series after testing positive for cocaine. In 2013, he was arrested and charged with drug possession after police allegedly found him with a crack pipe, the New York Daily News reports.
He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, a black baseball cap and black Adidas shoes with white stripes.
Braves fans pleaded that Nixon be found quickly.