Former MLB All-Star Milton Bradley has been charged with battery after allegedly assaulting his wife, according to a report.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that the misdemeanor charge against the ex-outfielder stems from a January incident in which cops were called to Bradley’s home in Los Angeles, where his wife told officials he had beaten her up during an argument.
Bradley, 39, reportedly left the scene before cops arrived. He is charged with battery on a spouse, and could face up to a year in prison if convicted, along with a fine, per TMZ.
This isn’t Bradley’s first domestic violence incident. He was convicted of abusing and threatening his previous wife in 2013, and was sentenced to 32 months in prison after an appeal. He was released after serving 15 months, according to the report.
Bradley’s anger was also a recurring issue during his 12-year MLB career with the Expos, Indians, Dodgers, A’s, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Mariners.
In 2005, the Dodgers traded him to Oakland after he picked up a five-game suspension for slamming a water bottle at a fan at Dodger Stadium after someone threw it onto the field.
In 2007, one year after his All-Star season with Texas, Bradley tore his ACL after he was spun to the ground by his Padres manager Bud Black, who was trying to separate him from an umpire.
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And in Seattle, Bradley was suspended for a game for bumping an umpire. He last played in the majors in 2011.
Bradley is slated to appear in court in mid-April.
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