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Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:04 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2011 8:18 am
 

Bradley KING 5 Sports has learned that Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been arrested on a felony in Los Angeles County.

There is no other information available. Bradley recently finished up his first season in Seattle by hitting just .205/.292/.348 in 278 plate appearances, struggling with personal issues that necessitated a leave of absence from the club. Bradley is notorious for being a difficult person to get along with, but had yet to have off-the-field issues that became public... until now.

Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that L.A. police have confirmed Bradley was arrested for violating California penal code 422, which involves a "criminal threat" to cause harm to another person.

UPDATE : Baker adds that the threat was made against a female, and Bradley was arrested at his home at 10:40 a.m. PST. He was released on $50,000 bail.

While Bradley appears to have not done anything, a threat can be enough for arrest as the code reveals

Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family's safety shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.

-- Evan Brunell

UPDATE: Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik released a statement Tuesday evening, but didn't shed much new light on the incident:

"After reaching Milton Bradley's representatives tonight I was able to confirm that Milton had been arrested, and subsequently released, in Los Angeles. While we do not yet have full details on what occurred, we are aware of the situation and take it very seriously. We are in the process of determining the full circumstances of what occurred today. Until we have more information, we will not be able to comment further."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, then guess what, it's a duck.  Bradley has always been a bad apple that ruins the rest of the team.  Everywhere he goes, trouble follows.  Perhaps one could understand how he keeps getting a job if he had the skills to back it up, but he doesn't.  He has never scored more than 78 runs in a season or had more than 77 RBI's in a season.  He is hurt more than he is healthy, and other than running his mouth and his never ending anger issues, he has no skills.  Time to cut bait and let him float down the river of 'another wasted career'.



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

This piece of crap heeds to be out of MLB and out of the new until he kills someone and goes away forever.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

My question is, why do teams keep signing this guy?  He's been a problem everywhere he's been and let's face it, he's a mediocre ballplayer as well.

If this guy were putting up HOF numbers every seaosn I could understand why teams might tend to put up with his b.s.  Not that it would be right, but at least it would be understandable.  Instead, what you have is a very average ballplayer who is a constant headache to whatever team he's on.  I don't get it.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

This is actually not the first time his off-field problems have shown themselves. He skipped out on tens of thousands of dollars in rent after he was run out of Chicago.



Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Wow big suprise that he got arrested for threatening someone. I cant believe that the Mariners even gave him a look. He should be black balled throughout baseball.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

So he gets a felony charge for a verbal threat?  Milton is a tool, but that's a pretty strict law.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Stop picking on Milton! He's just a misunderstood ghetto rat who's wasted talents allowed him to be spoiled!

He can't help that he's a piece of garbage who can (or used to be able to) run, hit, catch.


Bottom line: This guy is a buffoon and Hendry should have been fired for simply looking his way a couple of years ago.







Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:59 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

No shock here.  Why does this guy keeping getting second, third, fourth, fifth chances?  After a while, you just have to cut bait and let him figure out his demons on his own.  



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:03 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Maybe Milton Bradley the game maker could come up with a new board game. Call it "Milton Bradley's Angry Adventure"
, spin the wheel and if you don't the number that comes up, toss the whole game out the window. should sell a ton of them!




Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:02 am
 

Report: Milton Bradley arrested for felony

Milton isn't right in the head. But teams keep throwing money at him despit all the baggage he carries. I'm expecting this guy to go postal in a big way someday. Kinda scary.


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