Milton Bradley Charged: Ex-MLBer Faces 13 Years In Prison
Ex-baseball player Milton Bradley was charged with 13 misdemeanors Friday, and could face more than a dozen years in prison as a result. Prosecutors in Los Angeles charged the well-traveled former star, who was known as much for his temper as his exploits on the field, with assault with a deadly weapon and other counts in relation to allegations of spousal abuse.
According to sources, Bradley was charged with 4 counts of spousal battery, 4 counts of criminal threats, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, 2 counts of vandalism and 1 count of dissuading a witness from making a report.
TMZ says “Bradley was arrested in August 2011 for allegedly attacking Monique with a bat, and in March 2012 he allegedly threatened her with a knife and said, “You’ll be dead b-tch before you divorce me.””
Bradley was charged after wife Monique accused him in November of trying to choke her after she asked Bradley to stop smoking marijuana in front of their children. Seeing Milton Bradley charged with these crimes is no surprise for the hot-headed former talent. Bradley has been out of baseball since 2011, and is probably best known for an incident in which he tore knee ligaments during an altercation with an umpire during a game.