UPDATE: According to a tweet from the Woodstock, Ga., police department, former Atlanta Brave Otis Nixon has been found.
UPDATE: Otis Nixon has been located and is safe. We appreciate the assistance from the public and media.— Woodstock Police, GA (@WoodstockPD) April 10, 2017Advertisement
Nixon, who was reported missing Sunday.
Nixon, 58, left his home for a scheduled golf tee time at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, police said in a statement Monday. Nixon, who has battled addiction, did not show up at the golf course.
The Woodstock Police Department posted to Twitter on Monday asking for the public to assist in the search for Nixon: "HELP US LOCATE: Otis Nixon, black male, 58, who was last seen yesterday morning at 10am leaving his residence in a gray 2011 Range Rover."
A 17-year veteran, Nixon was a feared speedster on the bases during his playing career in which he helped key a revival of the Braves with 72 stolen bases in 1991. He had 620 career steals.
Nixon missed the postseason that year serving a 60-game suspension for testing positive for cocaine, a violation of the MLB aftercare program.
Nixon was arrested during a traffic stop in 2013 for possession of cocaine and a crack pipe.