Milton Bradley in Serious Trouble After Reportedly Threatening to Kill His Wife

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistOctober 14, 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, a former MLB All-Star, must attend a court hearing later this month after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife Monique in September. 

A report from TMZ states that Monique has filed for a restraining order against her husband. She claims that the two were arguing and Milton picked up a photo and said, "This is the gun that I'm going to kill you with."

The MLB journey man played with eight different teams during his career, and he was arrested after this incident occurred and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. 

Now, Monique is claiming he tried to kill her. This is a serious matter for Bradley and one that shouldn't come as a shock given his past history. He was arrested in January after making criminal threats to his wife, but no charges were filed. 

This time around Milton wasn't so lucky. 

In the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Monique claims Bradley has been "emotionally and physically abusive" throughout their marriage ... but she would often take him back because "I genuinely believed that one day I could fix him."

Now, Monique says the September incident was the last straw ... claiming, "I am very fearful that he will ... try to harm or even kill me." 

According to the docs, Milton tracked down Monique and told her, "This is not a game. Bring back my children or I'll f**king kill you." Monique says he even made a throat-slashing gesture with his hand.

Monique had a temporary restraining order on Milton and no one can argue that it's time she gets a permanent one. The court hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2011.  

This is awful news, especially for Bradley's children. No kid should ever have to go through something like this. 

Milton was an MLB All-Star in 2008, but he's since had trouble with different teams. On May 16, 2011, the Seattle Mariners released Bradley because they knew it would be too difficult to trade him.

If these allegations are indeed true, then Milton definitely needs to seek help. Abusive relationships are one thing, but taking it to the next level and threatening to kill the mother of your children is beyond insane. 

Perhaps it's time Bradley forgets about baseball and tries to become a better man—one that isn't involved in matters like this.  


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