Milton Bradley convicted of spousal abuse, faces 7 years in prison
Former MLB outfielder Milton Bradley was convicted of nine counts of physically attacking and threatening his estranged wife on Monday. According to the LA Times, prosecutors said the 35-year-old was found guilty of four counts of spousal battery, two counts of criminal threats, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of vandalism and one count of brandishing a deadly weapon.
After being convicted, Bradley was taken into custody and held on $250,000 bail. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 2 and could face more than seven years in prison.
Bradley and his wife have been married for five years but are currently separated. She has a restraining order against him that stems from several incidents of alleged violence. During one, Bradley’s wife claims he threatened to shoot and kill her. He was also arrested for allegedly swinging a baseball bat at her over a year ago.
In November 2012, authorities said Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and choked her with his hands after she asked that he stop smoking marijuana in front of their children. Prior to that incident, in March 2012, Bradley threatened his wife with a knife and allegedly told her, “You’ll be dead, bitch, before you divorce me.” He also allegedly kicked his wife in the ribs in August 2012 after she fell to the floor during an argument.
Bradley obviously has a massive issue with anger management, and we have seen evidence of it on the baseball field as well. If even half of what his wife alleges is true, the world is a safer place with Milton Bradley behind bars.