Posted July 02, 2013

Former MLB player Milton Bradley sentenced to 2 1/2 years in abuse case

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Ex-MLB player Milton Bradley was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail for hitting his wife. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Ex-MLB player Milton Bradley was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail for hitting his wife. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Former big-league player Milton Bradley was sentenced to 960 days in jail and must perform 400 hours of community service for abusing his estranged wife, reports the Associated Press.

Bradley is appealing the sentence and remains free on a $250,000 bond.

Bradley, 35, played 12 seasons in the majors and never spent more than three seasons with a team. He played for the Indians, Athletics, Dodgers, Expos, Mariners ,Rangers, Padres and Cubs.

Bradley’s best season was in 2008, when he was an All-Star. He hit 22 homers, drove in 77 runs and led the American League with a .999 OPS.

More from the AP:

Bradley faced up to 7 ½ years in jail after he was found guilty of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.

Prosecutors say Bradley threatened and attacked his wife five times in 2011 and 2012. In one incident, Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and choked her after she asked him to stop smoking marijuana in front of their children and wanted his friends to leave their home, authorities said.


11 comments
screwed-in-st-lou
screwed-in-st-lou

Yeah, but his games are fun.... all Milton Bradley games are fun. I wonder when the wife beatin' game will come out? 

Eric47
Eric47

I can't even be happy about this.  Even though MB deserves his prison sentence, George Zimmerman is a free man for killing an unarmed teenager.

mr.brianwagner
mr.brianwagner

HOW DARE SHE ASK HIM TO TO SMOKE WEED IN FRONT OF THEIR KIDS! She knew dat's how dey do when she mrrrried him.

gkamerkamer
gkamerkamer

I love the look on Eric Wedge's face, like "Here we go again. I wish I could get rid of this guy.

The King!
The King!

n What i a g stupid g stupid e idiot r!

WARREN7
WARREN7

No surprise here. One of the angriest players i can recall

screwed-in-st-lou
screwed-in-st-lou

Right on. Zimmerman violently attacked Trayvon Martin's fist with his nose... then Zimmerman levitated over the top of Martin, and while defying gravity he shot Martin.... after which Zimmerman threw himself on the cement banging his head up and down to make it look like he was attacked so he could cover up his brutal crime.

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

@The King! 

You are so clever.  Now, run off and smoke your meth, like you do every afternoon, and twice on Sunday.

scp1957
scp1957

@WARREN7 Plus, no one ever quite seemed to know WHY he was angry.

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

@scp1957 @WARREN7 

True, scp.  I assumed it was a bad childhood, but, like everyone else, never knew why he was so angry.