Former Dodger Milton Bradley Arrested On Battery Charges

ENCINO (CBS) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was free on $30,000 bail Wednesday after being arrested in Encino on suspicion of felony battery.

Bradley, 33, was booked at the Van Nuys jail following his arrest about 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff’s department records. He was released on bail about eight hours later, and was tentatively scheduled to appear in court in Van Nuys on Oct. 18.

Los Angeles police officials said they had no details about Bradley’s arrest, which occurred at his home in the 5300 block of Oak Park Avenue.

On Jan. 18, Bradley was arrested at the same address after a woman called police and claimed Bradley had threatened her, police said. Bradley was never charged with a crime stemming from that arrest.

Bradley, a Long Beach Polytechnic High School graduate who made his Major League Baseball debut with the Montreal Expos in 2000, has had a checkered career.

In June 2004, Bradley drew a four-game suspension after throwing a ball bag onto the field after an argument with an umpire. As a member of the Cleveland Indians, an altercation with manger Eric Wedge during spring training prompted his trade to the Dodgers.

The Dodgers suspended Bradley in September 2004 for the final five games of the regular season and ordered him to undergo anger management sessions for throwing a plastic bottle into the stands at Dodger Stadium.

In November 2004 he was arrested when he allegedly confronted a police officer during a traffic stop in Ohio, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In August 2005, the Daily Breeze reported that police responded to Bradley’s Redondo Beach home three times on domestic violence calls, including one report of him choking his then-pregnant wife. No charges were filed.

The Dodgers traded Bradley to the Oakland A’s in 2005. He later played for the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers, the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners released him earlier this year.

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  • goodkid1

    Geez…judging by the number of teams (eight) he has played for in one decade, I bet the real reason for his bad behavior in front of BB management was a simple ploy to get a lot of extra Frequent Flyer Miles.

  • sparky

    He shows a lot of the symptoms of “roid rage. He is a dangerous man and needs help. But how do you help someone who doesn’t want it?

  • James

    What? A black person resorting to violence and having a never-ending arrest rap-sheet? No way! Duuuuuu…this is typical black behavior and shouldn’t surprise anyone. Violence and criminal activity seems to be in our genes. Why do you think black men and women make up the majority of all people in jail/prisons? Statistics don’t lie. *I’m black so don’t even whine about how I’m racist…the truth hurts but someone has to say it…there are only 2 positive traits in my race – 1) We have amazing musical talents and 2) We are amazing sport athletes…football, boxers etc.

    • Bob the barber

      Liar, your not African-American. Your just saying that so you can point out the stereotyping of a group. Our genes all come from the same primordial soup. An ethnic group is only good at something it practices at. Thus creating the stereotype. Anyone can be a great athlete if they practice hard. Anyone can dance if they practice. Everyone can do what ever they put their mind to.

  • lasorda

    Just like when he played for the Dodgers, couldn’t connect with his swing.

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