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Ex-Mariner Bradley convicted of domestic abuse

Published On June 4, 2013 | By Francesca Pelletier

Former Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley was convicted in a Los Angeles court on Monday of nine different misdemeanor counts involving domestic abuse against his estranged wife.  Bradley, who has accumulated a long list of run-ins with the law, could face more than seven years in jail due to his conviction. His fate will be determined at his sentencing scheduled for July 2, according to Los Angeles City Attorney, Frank Mateljan.

Bradley’s actions were certainly very concerning. Of the nine misdemeanor counts he was convicted of, four were spousal battery charges, one was assault with a deadly weapon, and one was for making criminal threats.

The four-week trial involved allegations that the 35-year-old All-Star had abused his wife between 2011 and 2012.  The couple, who are currently separated and are in the midst of a contentious divorce, have been married for five years and have two young children together.

At the trial, prosecutors heard of one incident when Bradley’s wife reportedly asked his him to stop smoking marijuana in front of the children. Bradley reportedly responded by pushing his wife against a wall and choking her.

Although Bradley was a talented player, he had a hard time staying out of trouble off the field over his 11-year career, which was filled with altercations involving teammates, coaches, reporters, and fans. It looks as if that behavior around the ballpark unfortunately filtered into his family life as well.

 

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