Nixon’s attorney, Archie L. Speights, said the former center-fielder has waived his right to jury trial in the case from May 2013 and is hoping to find a resolution soon.
“We have ongoing conversations with the District Attorney’s office,” Speights said. “We expect to resolve this case in the next month or so.”
Speights did not elaborate on exactly what his client plans to admit to.
The 55-year-old was arrested May 4 last year by Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies after a traffic stop on Interstate 575, where police said he had suspected crack cocaine and a pipe with him. He was charged with a felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a drug-related object.
Although Nixon has waived his right to a jury trial, he could still be tried by a judge, but Speights said Nixon is hoping to avoid that.
The former Brave, who was known for his speed and his role in the team’s success in the early 1990s, later pleaded not guilty to the charges from the incident, after police say he had more than a few rocks of suspected crack cocaine with him.