Retired MLB All-Star accused of heinous crime... again
Former MLB All-Star outfielder Milton Bradley is reportedly in trouble with the law again — and he’s being accused of a crime very similar to one that he already served prison time for.
Police were called to Bradley’s Los Angeles home in January, TMZ reported, at which point the former ballplayer’s wife said he physically abused her and then took off.
The Los Angeles City Attorney has decided to charge Bradley with battery on a spouse — which is a misdemeanor offense.
If convicted, he could face up to a year behind bars, as well as a fine.
If the allegations are to be believed, then it’s the second time Bradley has gotten in trouble for mistreating his spouse.
In 2015, Bradley was sentenced to 32 months in jail after being convicted in 2013 on several counts of domestic violence and abuse, according to Sports Illustrated.
That time, the victim was Bradley’s previous wife.
Bradley only ended up spending 15 months of his sentence.
The 39-year-old retired player’s anger issues are nothing new.
During his 12-year major league career — during which he played for the Expos, Indians, Dodgers, A’s, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Mariners — Bradley got into trouble more than once.
In 2005, while with the Dodgers, he was suspended for “slamming a water bottle at a fan,” according to the New York Daily News.
As a result of that incident, he was traded to Oakland.
In 2007, Bradley tore his ACL, though it was not an injury he sustained while actually playing. Instead, then-Padres manager Bud Black had wrestled him to the ground in order to separate him from an umpire with whom he had been arguing.
Bradley did have a lot of talent, but he seemed to let his anger prevent him from ever really becoming a star player.
For his career, the outfielder hit .271 with an OBP of .364, to go along with 125 home runs. His best season came with Texas in 2008, when he hit .321 with 22 homers and 77 RBIs and made the American League All-Star team.
Bradley last played in the majors in 2011.
He is set to appear in court sometime next month.
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