Oh, Milton Bradley, No

So Milton Bradley has a reputation as a bad dude. He was widely acknowledged as bad dude when he played and, now that he retired (against his will), it seems he’s a bad dude after his playing days are done.

Your friends at TMZ have the latest on Milton Bradley and an alleged string of assaults on his wife. The long-time big league outfield faces as much as 13 years behind bars after “five different incidents” resulting in a litany of charges.

The charges break down like this: 4 counts of spousal battery, 4 counts of criminal threats, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, 2 counts of vandalism and 1 count of dissuading a witness from making a report.

This is bad. Very bad. Count me among those who believed Milton Bradley was misunderstood during his playing days. Blackballed in the baseball world for being a misanthrope is one thing; this is a whole ‘nother level of scumbaggery.

If he is found guilty, there is no misunderstanding and sportswriter apologizing. I hope Milton Bradley gets a fair trial and I hope is wife is safe, not necessarily in that order.