Milton Bradley sentenced to almost three years in jail
After threatening and attacking his wife five times in 2011 and 2012, former MLB player Milton Bradley has been sentenced to 960 days in jail.
Former big-league player Milton Bradley has been sentenced to 960 days in jail and must perform 400 hours of community service for abusing his estranged wife.
From the Associated Press:
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.
Bradley, 35, had a 12-year career with many peaks and valleys. He never spent more than three seasons with a team -- playing for the Indians, Athletics, Dodgers, Expos, Mariners, Rangers, Padres and Cubs -- and never came close to living up to his lofty potential due to injury and anger issues.
His best season came in 2008, when he was an All-Star and led the American League with a .999 OPS. He had a disaster of a season with the Cubs the following year and then hit just .209 the following two seasons for the Mariners before being essentially forced into retirement.