Bradley’s Wife Files For Divorce, Claims Domestic Violence
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A new published report details a domestic violence charge by the wife of former Cub Milton Bradley, who is now seeking a divorce.
RadarOnline.com reported that Monique Bradley has filed for divorce from her husband, who now plays for the Seattle Mariners.
In filing for divorce, Monique says she filed for a restraining order against her husband, RadarOnline reports. She says when they were in New York for New Year’s Eve, he cursed and yelled at her for about five minutes, then grabbed a glass from the coffee table and hurled it across the room at her head, the Web site reports.
Monique Bradley said the glass shattered on her head and she began to bleed. When Milton saw her bleeding, he began to cry and begged her to forgive him, saying he had “lost it” and threatening suicide if she left him, RadarOnline reported.
Milton Bradley was arrested on Jan. 19 on a domestic violence allegation. He was also accused of making terrorist threats, after a woman called the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Station.
Bradley played right field for Cubs in the 2009 season, and was considered a major disappointment on the North Side. He batted only .257 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 2009, a year after hitting .321 with 22 homers for Texas while leading the American League with a .436 on-base percentage.
He also angered fans with repeated lapses in right field and comments critical of the fans and the team.
He was suspended on Sept. 20, 2009, for the remainder of the season after criticizing the team in an interview with the media. A day earlier, Bradley had said in a newspaper interview that he saw why the Cubs’ organization hadn’t won in 100 years and that the team didn’t have a “positive environment.”
In August 2009, Bradley called out Cubs fans, suggesting they are racially abusive and that he faced hatred on a daily basis. Bradley never cited any specific taunts, nor did he come outright and call Cubs fans racist.
Bradley apologized for his behavior three days after he was suspended, but it proved too little too late. Although signing Bradley was a top priority for the Cubs in the 2008-2009 offseason, trading him to another team was a top priority less than a year later.
In December 2009, they did just that. The Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva, and off to Seattle Bradley went.
In March 2010, Bradley told the New York Times: “Two years ago, I played, and I was good. I go to Chicago, not good. I’ve been good my whole career. So, obviously, it was something with Chicago, not me.”
Meanwhile, Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry called signing Bradley to a three-year, $30 million contract before last season was “a mistake.”
Milton and Monique Bradley were married for five years, and they have two sons, Jeremiah and Noah, RadarOnline reported.