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Milton Bradley sentenced to nearly 3 years in jail for spousal abuse

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly three years in jail for abusing his wife five times between 2011 and 2012.

Bradley was released by the Seattle Mariners in May 2011 and arrested later that year for allegedly swinging a bat at his wife. She obtained a restraining order against him after he also threatened her with a gun.

Bradley was convicted in June on nine misdemeanor charges and faced over seven years in prison. He 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
    – one count of brandishing a deadly weapon

Bradley’s sentence calls for 960 days in jail (32 months), 400 hours of community service and five years of probation. Bradley also has to take an anger management class and complete a year of domestic violence counseling.

The former MLB player is going through a divorce with his wife of five years, with whom he has two children. The Associated Press says Bradley is appealing his sentence and currently free on $250,000 bond. He is due back in court next month.

According to the LA Daily News’ Susan Abram, Bradley said in a statement to the court that he’s never harmed anyone, but admits he has anger issues. He told reporters after his sentence that he has a lot of respect for the judge and courts.

Here’s a photo of Bradley outside the Van Nuys courthouse.

Milton Bradley convicted of spousal abuse, faces 7 years in prison

milton-bradleyFormer 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.

Milton Bradley charged with domestic abuse, facing 13 years in prison

milton bradley marinersMilton Bradley has been charged with domestic abuse against his estranged wife and reportedly is facing up to 13 years in prison if convicted on all 13 charges.

You may recall that Bradley was arrested in Sept. 2011 for allegedly swinging a bat at his wife. A month later it was revealed that his wife says Bradley threatened to kill her during that incident.

Bradley was also charged with domestic violence in Jan. 2011. His wife filed a domestic violence last Nov., claiming that Milton tried choking her.

According to TMZ, the city has filed charges against Bradley related to five separate incidents. These are the charges he’s reportedly facing:

    - 4 counts of spousal battery
    – 4 counts of criminal threats
    – 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon
    – 2 counts of vandalism
    – 1 count of dissuading a witness from making a report

The only good news is that both parties have filed for divorce, so hopefully they will avoid future incidents. Though, if Bradley ends up in jail, the only incidents he’ll be dealing with will be in prison.

Milton Bradley’s Wife Alleges Ex-Outfielder Was Going to Shoot Her to Death

Last we checked in on Milton Bradley, it was to inform you about the details of his September arrest. Bradley was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. His wife reportedly alleged that Bradley chased her around the house with a baseball bat. Now we’re hearing that Milton made even worse threats.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Monique Bradley filed a request for a restraining order against her husband. The documents reportedly allege that Milton picked up a photo of a gun and told his wife, “This is the gun that I’m going to kill you with.”

TMZ says “Monique claims Bradley also threatened her with a baseball bat during the incident. … and cussed her out … calling her a ‘dumb b**ch’ and saying she was ‘fat, ugly and lazy.'”

If you’re wondering why Monique stuck with him for so long, it’s because she thought she could change him. That’s how love works — you always want to think the best of your spouse. But after seeing Milton melt down on the field multiple times, and act much worse at home, it looks like she’s finally had enough.

Milton Bradley Arrested After Allegedly Swinging Bat at His Wife

Your first inclination upon reading the title of this post may have been to think, “Is LBS just repeating old stories?” Sure, it’s a slow news day, but alas, we are not republishing old stories.

Former MLB player and permanent hot head Milton Bradley was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. According to TMZ, Bradley’s wife called 911 Tuesday afternoon from their home in LA and said Milton was chasing her around the house with a baseball bat.

We always say there are two sides to every story, but would anybody be surprised if this were true? Milty is the same dude who once charged a press box after a game to confront a television announcer. He’s flipped off fans during games. I certainly wouldn’t put it past him to go Elin Nordegren on his spouse. The only question is how the wife continues to stick with him. Now that’s a mystery.

Milton Bradley Designated for Assignment by Mariners, Who Will Pick him up?

In a move that should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, Milton Bradley has been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners. The move comes after Bradley was ejected for arguing balls and strikes Friday night, which was a week after he was ejected for arguing a call as a baserunner. Bradley was only hitting .218 on the season and even had to resort to wearing earpluggs to block out boos at home, so you could tell things weren’t working out for him in Seattle.

Bradley’s list of recent infractions include a domestic violence charge this offseason, leaving the ballpark during a game last season after being replaced, flipping off the fans in Texas, and calling himself the Kanye West of baseball.

When he was first acquired by the Mariners in a trade with the Cubs a year and a half ago, we wondered how long he would last. Looks like barely over a year is our answer.

Designating Bradley for assignment means he’s been removed from Seattle’s 40-man roster. They now have 10 days to either trade, release, or place him on waivers. Nobody will claim Bradley based on his current contract, and he has the right to refuse a minor league assignment. He’ll probably end up being released, so the question is who will pick him up.

There are plenty of teams that could use the offense, and my guess is a team like San Diego may take a chance. The problem is Milton has proven beyond a doubt that he cannot avoid trouble wherever he goes. At least he used to be able to hit and be worth the risk. Now he’s not even doing that. His career is going to end a lot sooner than it should, and he only has himself to blame.

Forearm bash to MLBTR

Picture: Milton Bradley Wears Earplugs to Drown out Boos

The Seattle Mariners are struggling. What else is new? Hey, at least they’re better than the Red Sox, right? The difference is Boston fans can relax a little because they know how much potential their 2011 squad has. The Mariners — not so much. While they were choking away a 2-1 game to the Indians on Saturday, the boos started raining down.  Much of the crowd’s attention was directed toward Milton Bradley, who made a costly error earlier in the game and even tried to get the umpire to remove some fans who were heckling him.

Since Bradley could not stop the boos, he decided to do the mature adult thing and put in some earplugs.  I suppose that’s better than flipping the fans off or quitting on the team, right?  Check out this hilarious picture, via bubbaprog:

You can’t blame a guy for trying.  If nothing else, that’s a creative way for Bradley to make sure he keeps his temper under wraps.  Could this be the new Milton?