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Three years ago former major league baseball player Otis Nixon said he had overcome his demons and conquered his addiction to drugs and alcohol. The speedy, switch-hitting center fielder – who swiped 630 bases during his 17-year career in the big leagues – was twice suspended for drug violations during his playing career, including a 60-game suspension that kept him out of the 1991 World Series.

Earlier this month Nixon got busted again, though …

The 54-year-old – whose playing career ended in 1999 – was found with a bag of crack cocaine, several rocks of crack and two crack pipes after the vehicle he was driving was observed “weaving” on a Georgia highway.

Nixon told arresting officers the crack had been “left behind by (his) son,” according to The Marietta Daily Journal.

Hmmmm …

Obviously this website has made its views on America’s failed drug policy abundantly clear (we believe Nixon should be permitted to smoke crack to his heart’s content), but driving under the influence is something that cannot be tolerated.

Anyway, Nixon is perhaps best remembered for his famous wall-climbing 1992 catch on a deep fly ball hit by outfielder Andy Van Slyke of the Pittsburgh Pirates (who would later face off against Nixon’s Braves in a memorable seven-game National League Championship Series).

Take a look …

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Wow …

Like Rick James said, “cocaine is a helluva drug …”

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