Milton Bradley Arrested: Latest Crime a Death Sentence for MLB Career

Eric BallFeatured ColumnistSeptember 28, 2011

SEATTLE - FILE:  Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners is restrained by manager Eric Wedge #22 after being ejected from the game against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on May 6, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. According to reports May 9, 201, Bradley was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Milton Bradley is done.

He will never be on an MLB team again after his latest arrest. The 11-year veteran has a long history of anger management issues that reared its ugly head once again on Tuesday. Here is the LA Times with the details:

Bradley, 33, was booked Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of felony battery at the Van Nuys jail, authorities said. The details of the incident were not immediately available, but officials said he was arrested by officers with the LAPD's West Valley Division at a residence in the 5300 block of Oak Park Court.

TMZ is reporting that police showed up to his home in LA at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon, presumably against his wife, who didn’t have any notable injuries.

Fans of the Indians, Dodgers, A’s, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Mariners are all more than aware of the volatile personality of Bradley.

Yet, he was awarded chance after chance because he was a talented player. Bradley made an All-Star game, and hit .310, eight RBI and four homers in 42 at-bats.

Unfortunately, time and time again, his behavior found a way to derail him. Remember his infamous tirade at an umpire in San Diego where he quickly made a turn to yell his head off and promptly tore his ACL?

This is the second time this year he’s been arrested for allegedly making threats to his wife, who promptly filed for divorce after the incident.

He has way too many incidents involving anger to think he can turn things around at this point. His presence in the clubhouse can best be described as cancerous.

Bradley possessed all of the tools of a great baseball player, but even all the talent in the world can’t makeup for a hardheaded, narrow-minded egomaniac that physically abuses his wife.

Good luck finding a second career to pay for all your legal fees because you can kiss your baseball career goodbye.

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