CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Former Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta.
A report from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says Nixon was pulled over just after midnight Saturday after another driver called police to report a Dodge Ram truck weaving all over the road. The 54-year-old remained in jail Monday afternoon on $11,880 bond.
The report says deputies found a pipe to smoke crack cocaine in Nixon's pocket and another in the car. They also found several suspected crack rocks.
The deputies conducted field sobriety tests and determined Nixon wasn't under the influence of crack cocaine or alcohol.
Nixon collected more than 600 stolen bases in 17 seasons from 1983-99. He played for several teams including the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Montreal Expos.
Mets-Braves split doubleheader set for June 18
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves' home game against the New York Mets that was postponed by rain on Saturday has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on June 18.
The rescheduled game has been set for a 1:10 p.m. start. Fans holding tickets to Saturday's game can use the tickets for the first game of the split doubleheader or exchange the tickets for any other remaining available game.
The second game of the split doubleheader will start at 7:10 p.m., as previously scheduled.
Hudson named NL Player of the Week
ATLANTA (WRCB) -- Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday following a memorable week both on the mound and at the plate.
The veteran starter went 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA in two starts, including career win No. 200 last Tuesday against the Nationals. Hudson also went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and a home run.
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