Are Milton Bradley Threat Accusations Really Ploys for Attention?

Kyle VassaloFeatured ColumnistOctober 25, 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's wife claimed Bradley abused her and threatened to kill her. Bradley seems to think she just loves the spotlight, calling her an "attention whore" (according to BlackSportsOnline).

Somebody's obviously lying, but it's impossible to tell who.

Divorce is ugly. Hurtful things are said, people are spiteful and it brings out the worst in people. Bradley allegedly calling his wife "fat, ugly and lazy" is one thing, but her story of Bradley picking up a photo and saying, "this is the gun that I'm going to kill you with," takes things to an entirely different level.

Bradley's demeanor on the diamond is brazen at times, but these are serious claims. Breaking a bat over his knee after a strikeout and getting into a discrepancy with a ref don't make him a violent psychopath off the field.

Bradley's wife's claims can't be dismissed though. We have no idea who people are behind closed doors. Although her claims may even be a stretch, it's hard to believe the two were happily married and that she's completely fabricated all of her stories just to soak up the spotlight.

As of right now, the two are in the process of divorce and in the thick of a custody battle. We should know in the very-near future who is telling the truth and who is blatantly lying.

In this case, there really is no middle ground. It's impossible to sort of threaten to kill someone. Time will tell who is completely full of it.