Ex-Dodger Milton Bradley Arrested in the Valley on Suspicion of Battery [UPDATED]
Milton Bradley, a onetime Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, is out on bail today following his arrest Tuesday on suspicion of felony battery. The 33-year-old ballplayer who is no stranger to law enforcement, was arrested at about 2 p.m. yesterday at his home in the 5300 block of Oak Park Avenue in Encino, according to the Daily News."This is not a repeat from the last time. Or the time before that. It’s just Milton Bradley being Milton Bradley," says the NBC Sports blog Hardball Talk. Back in 2005 we said "Milton Bradley is a time bomb just waiting to explode," after reports police were called to his home in response to domestic violence reports several times in a period of a few months.
In January of this year, Bradley was busted at the same Encino address when "a woman called police and claimed Bradley had threatened her," says the Daily News, but Bradley was never charged in that case.
This time, the Los Angeles Police Department are not offering any details about Bradley's arrest. [UPDATE: According to L.A. Now, Bradley swung a bat at his wife, and missed. The violence broke out after a verbal spat. After taking his swing at his wife, Bradley reportedly fled the house. The LAPD caught up with him on a nearby street.]
He has a tentative court date set for October 18th in Van Nuys.
Bradley began his professional baseball career with the Montreal Expos. After leaving the Dodgers in 2005, he played subsequently for the Oakland A's, the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers, the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners. He was let go from the Mariners earlier this year.