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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Former Braves’ star Otis Nixon accused in scam

some people…claim the ex-Brave used his baseball reputation to trick them out of as much as $1,000 each by falsely promising he could win early release for their loved one in state prison.

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   1. Shredder Posted: February 12, 2013 at 05:23 PM (#4368295)
Vindication for Felix Martinez!! Of course, he was still an a-hole for all the other crap he pulled.

Nixon looks the same as he did in his playing days. If this keeps up, he'll look his real age in about 15 years.
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: February 12, 2013 at 05:31 PM (#4368297)
"The victims allege that Nixon used his movie star good looks to charm them out of thousands of dollars," read the article in Things That Will Never Be Written Magazine.
   3. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 12, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4368299)
Never trust a Nixon.
   4. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 12, 2013 at 05:37 PM (#4368303)
Phase one of his plan is to be incarcerated alongside them.
   5. zonk Posted: February 12, 2013 at 05:44 PM (#4368307)
Was the scam getting a headline writer to refer to him as a 'star'?
   6. bfan Posted: February 12, 2013 at 06:08 PM (#4368328)
He has been a ner do well for what seems like forever; I think the difference between him and Lenny Dykstra is flamboyance (and that Lenny actually made it, at one point).
   7. boteman Posted: February 12, 2013 at 06:20 PM (#4368336)
Only Nixon could go to China.
   8. Rough Carrigan Posted: February 12, 2013 at 06:35 PM (#4368345)
There were red flags when he started hanging around with Denny McLain.
   9. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: February 12, 2013 at 07:24 PM (#4368376)
According to otisnixon.com:

My life today is Christ-Centered free from the past experiences and storms of drugs and alcohol, trials and tests of keeping it real. My testimony speaks for itself.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 12, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4368388)
After breaking out of that sealed Egyptian tomb, prison walls are a joke to Otis Nixon.
   11. Leroy Kincaid Posted: February 12, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4368409)
My life today is Christ-Centered free from the past experiences and storms of drugs and alcohol, trials and tests of keeping it real. My testimony speaks for itself.

I hope his defense is "Jesus made me do it."
   12. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: February 12, 2013 at 09:06 PM (#4368421)
Otis Nixon stealing? This is a story?
   13. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM (#4368495)
some people…claim the ex-Brave used his baseball reputation to trick them out of as much as $1,000 each by falsely promising he could win early release for their loved one in state prison.


"As much as $1,000..."? Early release from state is worth $400? $800? I don't know what's worse--the scumbaggery involved, or the complete lack of ambition. Besides, who's he 'helping'? People who have been to prison sometimes do resent your stealing money from their relatives.
   14. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: February 13, 2013 at 01:27 AM (#4368508)
trick them out of as much as $1,000 each

Fun fact: Otis Nixon made (at least) $19,927,500 during his baseball career.
   15. flournoy Posted: February 13, 2013 at 02:38 AM (#4368515)
Otis Nixon was also a crackhead. How much of that money do you suppose he still has?
   16. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: February 13, 2013 at 05:30 AM (#4368529)
Not much, if he's now scamming people at (as much as!) $1,000 at a time.

Let's say Otis made $21M, and two-thirds of it went to agents and taxes and stuff like that. That leaves a career take-home pay of $7,000,000.

Seven million dollars. If your working life is 50 years, you'd have to average $140,000 a year -- after taxes -- to make that much money in your lifetime. (Actually, you'd have to earn much more to keep up with inflation, but never mind.) The mind reels.

Never trust a Nixon.

"People have got to know whether or not their center fielder is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."
   17. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 13, 2013 at 08:09 AM (#4368551)
"Otis" is a criminal name. See also Lex Luthor's sidekick.
   18. depletion Posted: February 13, 2013 at 08:20 AM (#4368558)
People who have been to prison sometimes do resent your stealing money from their relatives.
He may have been offending (possibly violent) criminals, but at least he was misrepresenting himself as having a role in the justice system.
   19. just plain joe Posted: February 13, 2013 at 08:28 AM (#4368562)
My man!!!
   20. The Other Rougned Odor Posted: February 13, 2013 at 08:41 AM (#4368569)
   21. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: February 13, 2013 at 09:30 AM (#4368588)
There's a lot of this going around Atlanta this week.

Well, at least they aren't shooting anyone who drives by them in a truck.
   22. Ron J2 Posted: February 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM (#4368643)
#21 Come on now. They weren't shooting at all trucks. Only specific color/model combinations.

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