Former Braves' star Otis Nixon accused in scam - My29 WFTC Minneapolis-St. Paul

FOX 5 I-Team investigates

Former Braves' star Otis Nixon accused in scam

Posted: Updated:

A famous ex-Atlanta Brave has been caught in a FOX 5 I-Team hidden camera investigation.

Many Braves fans have memories of Otis Nixon leaping over the fence to take away a home run or stealing a team-record six bases in a game.

But for some people, the cheering stopped long ago. They 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.

FOX 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis went undercover to meet with Nixon to see what promises he really makes.

Click the video above to watch the full report!

UPDATE - 03/18/13 : CLICK HERE TO WATCH RANDY'S FOLLOW UP STORY ON OTIS NIXON

  • I-Team Story ArchiveMore>>

  • Georgia poultry industry on alert

    Georgia poultry industry on alert

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 1:28 PM EDT2015-07-01 17:28:04 GMT
    Avian influenza - or bird flu - has wiped out nearly 50 million birds out West and in the Midwest.  And this fall it's expected to head our way. 
    Avian influenza - or bird flu - has wiped out nearly 50 million birds out West and in the Midwest. And this fall it's expected to head our way. 
  • An Atlanta neighborhood tries love to win the war on drugs

    An Atlanta neighborhood tries love to win the war on drugs

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:28 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:28:09 GMT
    The word notorious only begins to describe one of the biggest neighborhoods for heroin in the Southeast.For decades, authorities and residents have struggled to fight drug dealers in a section of Atlanta many call the Bluff.
    The word notorious only begins to describe one of the biggest neighborhoods for heroin in the Southeast.For decades, authorities and residents have struggled to fight drug dealers in a section of Atlanta many call the Bluff.
  • Petland Kennesaw accused of selling sick pets

    Petland Kennesaw accused of selling sick pets

    Monday, June 29 2015 10:53 PM EDT2015-06-30 02:53:49 GMT
    I-Team PetlandI-Team Petland
    Not many people can resist the gravitational pull of a puppy.But former customers of the Petland in Kennesaw claim the popular Cobb County pet store sold them puppies with serious diseases.
    Not many people can resist the gravitational pull of a puppy.But former customers of the Petland in Kennesaw claim the popular Cobb County pet store sold them puppies with serious diseases.
  • Contact the FOX 5 I-Team

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 5.  To reach our newsroom by phone, please call (404) 898-0100.

Powered by WorldNow

WFTC-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
New Privacy Policy | Terms of Service  | Ad Choices