Former Major League outfielder Milton Bradley had the world at his fingers. Gifted with a natural talent and ability, the the 12 year veteran had the game to make him a superstar, but an inability to control his emotions lead to a journeyman career despite being a career .271 hitter. It also lead to multiple off-field problems, like his most recent as he was convicted on nine misdemeanor counts, including assault with a deadly weapon and spousal battery yesterday in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Per the Associated Press, via NBC Sports:
Prosecutors say Bradley threatened and attacked his wife five times in 2011 and 2012.
Authorities say Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and choked her after she asked him to stop smoking marijuana in front of their two children and wanted his friends to leave their home.
The nine counts have Bradley facing up to 7 1/2 years in prison.
Bradley finished his career with 125 home runs, 481 RBI, 88 stolen bases and a .271 average. His best season came near the end with the Texas Rangers in 2008 where the California native clubbed an impressive .321 to go along with 22 home runs and 77 RBI, along with a .436 on base percentage.
Bradley, who last played for the Seattle Mariners in 2011, played for nine teams in his 12 year career.