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Milton Bradley sued by former Chicago landlord

Apr 21, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

bradley headshot.JPGMilton Bradley burned a lot of bridges in the city of Chicago, some private and others very public.  Here’s one you probably haven’t heard about:

According to the Chicago Tribune, Bradley’s former landlord at a swanky Michigan Ave. condo complex is suing the major league outfielder for unpaid rent and damages to the unit.  The condo owner wants Bradley to pay about $44,000 total.  From the Tribune article:

[Pantelis] Kotsiopoulos, (the condo owner) alleged Bradley had caused $13,900 in damages to the condo
before he split. The suit contended he left red paint on white silk
draperies, water rings and wine stains on an ebony zebra wood credenza,
food and juice stains on a silk velvet ottoman, and a five-foot coffee
splattering on the master bedroom carpet.

Not only did he under-perform while in the Windy City, but he also left a mess!  As you might have guessed, Milton is counter-suing, calling for $30,000 for untimely notification of damages and failure to return his security deposit.  Fun.

  1. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre - Apr 22, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    Is it “red paint on white silk draperies, water rings and wine stains on an ebony zebra wood credenza, food and juice stains on a silk velvet ottoman, and a five-foot coffee splattering on the master bedroom carpet” or is it simply racism?

  2. Nasty Boy - Apr 22, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    Probably another white guy picking on poor Milton . Wait a minute , Milton has trouble with black people too . Oh I have it now , it’s the world that Milton has problems with , that must be it.

  3. Maybe - Apr 22, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Maybe it’s simply that Milton is a slob and the landlord is trying to soak a MLB player for extra money.
    $13,900 for some stains!?
    Nevermind you have to ask what kind of moron leaves zebra wood credenzas, silk draperies, and silk velvet ottomans in a rental!

  4. Chris W - Apr 22, 2010 at 2:52 AM

    Or, you know, maybe Milton didn’t do anything wrong and a profiteering landlord figured it’d be an easy settlement case given Bradley’s reputation in Chicago.
    No but totally, I mean, let’s just assume that the guy we didn’t like did something wrong. That’s the American way, right?

  5. Moses Green - Apr 22, 2010 at 5:07 AM

    Easy target in this case. I have had multiple landlords try to keep my security deposits on sometimes shaky and sometimes absolutely no basis. M.B. is rich and in another city far away. I’m sure the landlord was shocked to be contested and then counter-sued.
    BTW, hardly a “rockstar” amount of damages, and I think it’s pretty cool that M.B. counter-sued for an amount that represents the amt he was sued for minus legitimate damages. Like every other time he’s made a mistake, M.B. decides what he was responsible for and said “my bad.” Everyone wants to pile on Milton but for some reason I like him. His teammates seem to like him too. I hope that he does at least a trade-deadline to end of season stint in Boston someday just because it would make Dan Shaugnessy’s head explode.
    reCaptcha: accident in (Shaugnessy’s head)

  6. Joey B - Apr 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    “Nevermind you have to ask what kind of moron leaves zebra wood credenzas, silk draperies, and silk velvet ottomans in a rental!”
    Maybe the kind that rents out places that cost $180,000 a year? If you shelled out $180k, would you be expecting K-Mart?
    It’s interesting to see how many people have an opinion without a lot of information. MB is claiming untimely notification. IF his lease ended after the season, then he has a pretty good claim. To a 3rd party, I’d have to wonder why the landlord wasn’t up there the next day for an examination, preferrably with MB or his rep standing next to me.

  7. ralphdibny - Apr 22, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    OK, this is getting silly. Bradley is history’s greatest monster . . . because he doesn’t use coasters! Next, our investigative reporting reveals that Bradley leaves the toilet seat up. Can no one stop him?!?

  8. Jonny5 - Apr 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Hmmmm? Is it me, or does this guy become hated by everyone who crosses his path? Well of course besides his mom, who was insane enough to put Milton Bradley on his birth certificate… I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far does it?

  9. Ross - Apr 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    The initial news reports of this hit back in mid-January.
    .
    http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/01/17/milton-bradley-being-sued-by-chicago-landlord/
    .
    They link to a Chicago Sun-Times story that is no longer available.
    .
    “According to court documents, Bradley disappeared on Oct. 12 and stopped making rent payments. He has reportedly been sent letters demanding his payments and never replied or paid. He signed the lease on April 1, 2009.”
    .
    The rent was $15k a month, from what I just found in the Chicago Tribune.

  10. dp - Apr 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Prison , Milton , prison , It’s not too far off in your future .

  11. JayT - Apr 22, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Milton’s teammates like him? That’s news to me. The Cubs players all but cheared when he left.

  12. Fast Eddy - Apr 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Oh OH, it may be time for Milton to get an attorney, or maybe he can just get MOMMA to go to court and tell off the judge.

  13. Fast Eddy - Apr 22, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    What don’t you understand about personal property? It is OK with you I suppose, if I were to go into your home and trash it so you can repair, replace and otherwise clean it up. The man signed a contract and did not follow up with his responsibility. Just because the landlord may have money, doesn’t mean that you can cause damage to his property and then ask him to fix it. Bradley is a dope and an anti social deadbeat who thinks everyone owes him something. I expect he gets it all from MOMMA! He should be made to pay all damages if found that he caused them, and to pay for the clean up of the property which he rented. It doesn’t matter how much money the other party has or may have.

  14. Joey B - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    “OK, this is getting silly. Bradley is history’s greatest monster . . . because he doesn’t use coasters! Next, our investigative reporting reveals that Bradley leaves the toilet seat up. Can no one stop him?!?”
    Simple yes or no. Should a person have to pay for damage that they cause to another individual’s property? It doesn’t look that complicated to me.

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