Another Day, Another Crazy Athlete: Former Baseball Star Milton Bradley Facing Spousal Abuse Charges

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January 12, 2013 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong
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Most professional sports leagues do psychiatric testing on their players at some point but maybe they’re missing something because some of these fools are insane.

Former baseball star Milton Bradley is facing 13 charges related to spousal abuse, according to TMZ.  If you’re a baseball fan, you know Badley’s name and know he’s had lots of trouble on and off the field most of his career.  He and his wife Monique married in 2005 but Bradley filed for divorced 11 months later after the police had been to their house three times during those 11 months on domestic related calls. He was never arrested and the divorce was never finalized.

Two years ago, he was arrested for making criminal threats to Monique but in exchange for an out-of-court hearing, the charges were dropped. However, seven months later, he was arrested for allegedly attacking his wife with a bat and yet again in March 2012 for threatening her with a knife and adding, “You’ll be dead before you divorce me, Itchbay.”

These 13 counts of domestic charges stem from all the aforementioned accounts and another in November where Monique claimed Milton choked her with two hands after she asked him to stop smoking weed in front of their two children.

The charges are as follows: 4 counts of spousal battery, 4 counts of criminal threats, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, 2 counts of vandalism and 1 count of dissuading a witness from making a report.  If convicted, he faces up to 13 years in prison.

He’ll be arraigned on January 24th and is denying the charges.

I’m sure many of you are wondering why his wife didn’t just leave but based on the descriptions of his attacks, she likely feared for her life and the lives of her children.  Hopefully, she can finally get out and she and her children get the help they need.

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  • Patricia

    What in the world is going on with these people and domestic abuse? This is crazy. It seems like every week somebody makes the news for domestic abuse. The real cases. (Lozardo and Ochincco (spelling) or Johnson whatever his name is I am sorry I don’t consider that domestic violence I still have questions about that one). I hope this lady gets out and Bradley makes it up in his mind that he will get help getting delivered from it. Only he has to make that choice if he really wants to be helped.

  • realadulttalk

    He really needs to do time and let some men emasculate the heck outta him on a daily–punk arse mofo!! Things like this make me so mad–this woman lives in daily fear of her life and even if she leaves he has all the resources to find her. So sad.

  • Miyako

    Men are crazy!

  • chanela

    i’m really not understanding why the hell the BIGGEST strongest men in professions that require you to be strong and huge (boxers,mma fighters,football players,basketball players) are always the ones beating on a damn woman. WTF? dude you are like 300lbs! are they tired of tackling men their own size all day so they have to try something new and beat up a 115lb woman? it makes me sooo mad!

    • Miyako

      Because men have a huge sense of entitlement and sports culture exacerbates that sense of entitlement. Being big and strong is irrelevant to the cause of domestic violence.

  • Sagittarius81

    This so sad, more former Chicago Cubs players beat their spouses than winning games (the Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908), SMH. BTW, I’m a White Sox fan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Mrz.Drose Maria L. Wallace

      ikr, these men are nutts… He had lots of issues b4 he came to the cubs, never understood why they signed him…

  • http://twitter.com/1800Collete Collete Gee

    Domestic violence is more than just a “family problem” it’s a crime, and all too often a crime that leaves the victim fending for their lives, hopeless, and alone. If you or a loved one is being abused call 1-800-799-SAFE