Milton Bradley Gets Three Years In Jail For Domestic Abuse Of Wife, Headed For Divorce
Former MLB star Milton Bradley has been sentenced to nearly three years in jail after being convicted of repeatedly abusing his wife.
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Bradley, 35, was convicted of assaulting his wife on at least five different occasions between 2011 and 2012. In all, Bradley was found guilty on nine misdemeanor charges, including four counts of spousal battery, two counts of criminal threats and a count each of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and brandishing a deadly weapon.
In addition to 32 months behind bars, Bradley's sentence includes 400 hours of community service and five years of probation. He was also ordered to take anger management classes and complete a year of domestic violence counseling.
According to the Associated Press, Bradley is appealing his sentence and he and his wife of five years are now getting a divorce. He is currently free on $250,000 bond and due back in court next month.
Bradley last played for the Seattle Mariners in 2011 before being released around mid-season. Later that year, he was arrested and charged with swinging a bat at his wife, who later was granted a restraining order against him.
In twelve big-league seasons, Bradley 976 hits, 125 homers and 481 RBIs. His best season was with Texas in 2008 when the hit .321 with 22 homers and 77 RBIs.