Milton Bradley Convicted Of Abusing Wife

(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Former Texas Rangers slugger Milton Bradley has been convicted of abusing his estranged wife.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office said that Bradley was convicted Monday of nine misdemeanor counts, including assault with a deadly weapon and spousal battery. He faces more than seven years in jail at his sentencing, scheduled for July 2.

Prosecutors said that Bradley threatened and attacked his wife five times in 2011 and 2012. Authorities said that Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and choked her after she asked him to stop smoking marijuana in front of their two children, and wanted his friends to leave their home.

Bradley played baseball professionally for 11 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. He was with the Rangers during the 2008 season, when he made the only All-Star Game appearance of his career.

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