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Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:04 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2011 8:18 am
 

Bradley KING 5 Sports has learned that Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been arrested on a felony in Los Angeles County.

There is no other information available. Bradley recently finished up his first season in Seattle by hitting just .205/.292/.348 in 278 plate appearances, struggling with personal issues that necessitated a leave of absence from the club. Bradley is notorious for being a difficult person to get along with, but had yet to have off-the-field issues that became public... until now.

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that L.A. police have confirmed Bradley was arrested for violating California penal code 422, which involves a "criminal threat" to cause harm to another person.

UPDATE : Baker adds that the threat was made against a female, and Bradley was arrested at his home at 10:40 a.m. PST. He was released on $50,000 bail.

While Bradley appears to have not done anything, a threat can be enough for arrest as the code reveals

Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family's safety shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.

-- Evan Brunell

UPDATE: Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik released a statement Tuesday evening, but didn't shed much new light on the incident:

"After reaching Milton Bradley's representatives tonight I was able to confirm that Milton had been arrested, and subsequently released, in Los Angeles. While we do not yet have full details on what occurred, we are aware of the situation and take it very seriously. We are in the process of determining the full circumstances of what occurred today. Until we have more information, we will not be able to comment further."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Apr 19, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 10:15 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Maybe he should hook up with Ron Artest and get the number for his therepist... seems to have done wonders for Artest. If Bradley could focus that angry energy solely into his physical talents he could still put together some decent top tier numbers. The sad thing is at this point it might be too late for any team to want to take a chance on him.  



Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:55 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

"He was a problem with the Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers"

Yes and the Indians and likely all the other teams that he's been passed off to.

Eric Wedge got rid of Milton when they were on they were both on the Indians.  They were reunitied on the Mariners but if Wedge can rid of him, he certainly will.  Whatever the cause, Bradley may be the worst clubhouse cancer in sports.  He'd good on the field, but nowhere near good enough to compensate for the trouble he causes. 




Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 6:46 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

It's a shame that such a talented baseball player like Milton Bradley can't seem to stay out of trouble. Now, instead of being a problem on the field or in the Mariners clubhouse, he gets arrested. The guy makes millions of dollars and yet can't keep it together. He was a problem with the Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers. I'm really happy he is not on the Rangers or Phillies. Still, it makes you wonder if the guy should just get some psychological help. Maybe MLB should do something instead of the usual sitting on their hands. The NFL sure has gotten this right. If you violate the player code of conduct, you get suspended and have to get counseling. I'm sure this would help Bradley.



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2011 5:17 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Bradley is the very definition of fool-here's someone who has it all, yet can't or won't stay disciplined, has an obvious anger problem and is on the verge of blowing his major league career. Good luck-you'll need it in real life, once the stars fall from your eyes.



Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 1:19 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Rushfan your mind is thinking the same as mine! PLEASE let it void his contract!



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:56 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

This isn't news. Happens all the time. I hope the M's release him. 



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Well with it being a year later(maybe a little more) since Bradley being traded from Chicago and you don't have to look that far to see that the Cubs got the better deal with this one......



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Here's hoping that this is enough to void his contract. The Mariners could really use that 12 mil.



Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

dude needs some happy pills



Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Pack your bags Milton, the M's are no longer in need of your non services. You A-H o l e waste of valuable good air, overall disappointment to
your mother and father. 


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