Former Cubs outfielder Bradley sentenced for spousal abuse

Former Cubs outfielder Bradley sentenced for spousal abuse
July 2, 2013, 8:15 pm
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There have been some bad contracts in Chicago sports history, but few hold a flame to Milton Bradley's three-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs.

Unfortunately, being a bust on the North Side is way down the list on his long line of failures. 

Tuesday, a judge sentenced the ex-Cubs outfielder to two years and eight months in jail after being convicted on nine counts of spousal battery, criminal threats, assault with a weapon, vandalism and brandishing a deadly weapon.

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The sentencing also includes a reported 400 hours of community service and five years of probation.

From 2011 to 2012, prosecutors say Bradley attacked and threatened his wife multiple times. Prosecutors say he kicked, choked and shoved his wife. They also say he threatened her with a baseball bat and a knife in two of those five incidents.

Bradley will appeal the sentencing and remains free on bond until his next court date in August.