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One Arrested in Arson At Former MLB Player's House

Police say an arrest has been made in a fire that tore a house owned by ex-Major League outfielder Otis Nixon.

Cobb County fire spokeswoman Denell Boyd says a fire was reported early Sunday morning in Acworth, at the home of former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon.

Acworth is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

Acworth Police Chief Wayne Dennard says Nixon's neighbor, 34-year-old Lamine Diaw, was arrested and will be charged with arson.

It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Authorities say the fire stemmed from a dispute between Diaw and a man who lived at the house.

Officials say Nixon's son and others lived in the home.

Nixon played for several teams including the Atlanta Braves, between 1983 and 1999.


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