Otis Nixon spent 17 seasons in Major League Baseball and stole a ton of bases. The speedster from North Carolina had some very good years during the prime of his career in the 1990s, but he looks like he would fall apart if he tried to run around the base paths these days.
The 54-year-old Nixon was arrested over the weekend in Cherokee County, leading to the terrifying mug shot you see above. According to a police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, his vehicle was stopped early Saturday morning and officers discovered he had a crack pipe on him and a small rock substance that was believed to be crack cocaine.
“Otis admitted to me that the substance was crack cocaine but it didn’t belong to him,” an officer wrote in the report. “Otis said the crack cocaine and the pipe belonged to his son.”
Police administered a field sobriety test and said that Nixon did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, although it appears obvious he was unable to figure out where the camera was when he was being booked at the station. Investigators reportedly also found an additional crack pipe, more crack rocks and a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine residue on the floor of the truck. Nixon said the drugs and pipe belonged to his son.
Where do you rank this on our growing list of fantastic mug shots, all of which can be seen here? There’s some pretty good ones there, but Smith definitely wins the award for washed-up athlete who looks the most like a zombie.