UPDATE (5:40 p.m.): The LA Times reports that Bradley swung a baseball bat at his wife.
This is a story that does not appear destined for a happy ending any time soon. On the final day of a Mariners season that began with Milton Bradley in left field, we learn that the since-released 33-year-old has been arrested again in Los Angeles on suspicion of felony battery.
Bradley was arrested yesterday and jailed, but posted bail and now has an Oct. 18 court date.
The Los Angeles Times reported this morning that the incident leading to the arrest took place at the same residence where Bradley was arrested back in January for making criminal threats against his wife.
You’ll remember that, last winter, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office decided to have Bradley and his wife participate in a joint hearing to try to resolve the matter outside of criminal court.
At the time, we were told by a spokesman that the charges against Bradley were only being temporarily set aside and could be re-instated up to a year later if he was to engage in similarly disruptive behavior.
Not sure what will happen now and whether it’s again Bradley’s wife, Monique, who is the alleged victim once more. Or whether those initial charges will be re-instated along with the current ones if indeed Bradley’s wife was again involved. There will certainly be public pressure on officials in Los Angeles to be less lenient this time, lest their hearing program be seen as some type of free pass for celebrities — who have used it in lieu of criminal prosecution in domestic cases before.
But whatever happens, Bradley’s troubles appear to have folllowed him into his post-baseball life.