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Milton Bradley gets 32 months for spousal battery

Jul 3, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT


A month after being convicted of abusing his wife, Milton Bradley was sentenced to 32 months behind bars on Tuesday.

Bradley, who faced up to 7 1/2 years, was convicted of nine misdemeanor counts after a four-week trial. Four of those counts were for spousal battery, and one was for assault with a deadly weapon. He threatened and attacked his wife five times between 2011 and ’12. The two are now in the midst of divorce proceedings.

Some tried to portray the much-maligned Bradley as more misunderstood than criminal during his tumultuous baseball career, but the lie was put to that after he his talent dwindled and he was forced out of the league. His career ended in 2011 after he hit .218 with two homers in 28 games for the Mariners. Overall, he hit .271/.364/.440 in 1,042 games over 12 seasons. He had his best year with the Rangers in 2008, when he led the AL with a .999 OPS in 126 games.

Bradley remains free on bond after appealing last month’s conviction. His next court date is in August.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    How astonishing. He always seemed like such a calm, friendly, easy-going, mild-mannered fellow. Who could have ever seen this coming?

    • gloccamorra - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      I know you’re being sarcastic, but he actually was a nice guy (and productive) in San Diego, right up to the time an umpire baited him. He followed up with a good year with the Rangers that got him a big contract with the Cubs. After that …

  2. pisano - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    What a shame, he’s really a peach of a guy.

  3. Brian Murphy - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    I would like to make a sarcastic remark like the two comments above me, but seriously, good riddance of a giant douche.

  4. sfm073 - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Clearly that whole year of wife beating was just one big long misunderstanding.

    • blacksables - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:34 AM

      Yeah. And what do you want to bet that she doesn’t divorce him and she’s there waiting for him when he gets out. And the cycle starts all over again.

      • gloccamorra - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM

        Well, he IS the father of her children. I think.

  5. jwbiii - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Maybe some cage time will alert him to the errors of his ways. We can only hope.

  6. beerjunkie - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    Hopefully Bubba in cell block D will make Bradley here his little black bitch.

    • mybrunoblog - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      I think a lot of folks have seem too many movies. There are men in prison who resort to sex with other inmates but it’s consensual. I’m not saying rape doesn’t happen but it’s not like Hollywood portrays it. Bradley being a wife beater could catch some flack for that, but he may end up out of general population.

  7. ndepratt - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    This is why we can’t have nice things.


  8. blingslade - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    Something tell s me there’s going to be a lot of bats and balls in Milton’s prison cell..if ya know what I mean wink wink lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. blingslade - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    This dude is just a misunderstood psychopath.

  10. blingslade - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:53 AM

    I think Milton is going to be a victim of “The Slammer”!

    ..and he will like it.

  11. blingslade - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Now batting 8th for Milton Bradley’s arse: “Big Bad Bubba!”

  12. blingslade - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    I think that radio dude in KC that Milton threatened is laughing is ass off!

    Heck Milton, WE’RE ALL LAUGHING AT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tigersfandan - Jul 3, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      I don’t see anything funny about someone going to prison for abusing his wife.

      • yahmule - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

        You have to admit, the rape jokes are real knee slappers.

  13. dannymac17 - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:32 AM


  14. blingslade - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Milton’s a Butt Cowboy!
    Milton’s a Butt Cowboy!
    Milton’s a Butt Cowboy!
    Milton’s a Butt Cowboy!

  15. giantssb42champs - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Wow did not see this coming.

  16. philliesblow - Jul 3, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Put him in a cell with Aaron Hernandez and throw away the key.

  17. hojo20 - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Too bad. I’l miss him.

  18. sportsnut101 - Jul 3, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Man wait to gets jail food he will really have a temper

  19. edelmanfanclub - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    He tore his ACL in court when he tried to appeal

  20. yahmule - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    A couple interesting things from that article.

    “The sentencing also includes a reported 400 hours of community service and five years of probation.”

    I pity the poor bastard who supervises this guy when he’s picking up trash alongside the freeway.

    “Bradley will appeal the sentencing and remains free on bond until his next court date in August.”

    I would recommend his wife remain alert. I would have really liked to observe Bradley’s demeanor in front of the judge.

  21. sandrafluke2012 - Jul 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    He should be given probation at most. I think there is some racism involved. We as liberals should try to help people and not punish

    • louhudson23 - Jul 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      troll much??

      • yahmule - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        Probably not, or they wouldn’t be so transparent.

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