You know, it had been so long since a good Athlete Beating His Wife story that we were beginning to wonder what was going on. But we can always count on crazy Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley to take care of us. Bradley — who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, allowing the LA media to just pile this shit on — had the police called to his home three times this summer for complaints that he was beating his pregnant wife.
• Monique Bradley suffering a bloody lip when Bradley "grabbed her right hand and pushed her hand against her mouth."
• Bradley holding his wife against a wall by placing his right forearm across her throat. When he finally let her go, she immediately went to the bathroom and vomited. She was four months pregnant at the time.
• Monique said Bradley used his hand to grab her hand to force her to hit herself in the face, which was a funny trick when you were 15 but fails to qualify as such here.
Monique Bradley, mercifully, is still pregnant. All three calls were made within a 33-day period; Bradley was not arrested for any of the offenses. In a statement, he called the reports "exaggerated." Stay classy, Milton Bradley.
Bradley Had Problems At Home Too [LA Times]