Police in Redondo Beach have answered three domestic violence calls at Milton Bradley's home this summer, the Daily Breeze reports today. In a July 11 incident, the Dodgers outfielder allegedly choked his pregnant wife and bloodied her lip. She ran next door to call for help, the paper said, but when police arrived Bradley was not at home. The story says police were told that Bradley used his right forearm to push his wife against the wall..."victim stated (Bradley's) forearm was against her throat and she was having a difficult time breathing."
When Bradley let go of her, she ran to the bathroom and vomited.
"Victim said her husband went around the house and picked up all the cell phones, house phones, her car keys and credit cards and left the location," the report said.
A police officer said Bradley's wife was crying and upset when she answered the door. Her lip was bleeding.
Officers found a scuff mark on the headboard and a small dent in the drywall above the bed from where the cellular telephone hit, the report said..."Had (Bradley) been there we would have arrested him for spousal abuse," [Sgt. Phil] Keenan said.
Somehow, prosecutors declined to charge Bradley over the July 11 incident or any of the others. On Monday, Bradley chased away a Breeze reporter. "Get off my property," he yelled from his upstairs balcony. "Write that down. Get off my property." Let's see, since he arrived at Dodger Stadium last year, Bradley has melted down on the field, verbally assaulted a sports writer, dumped a pail of baseballs on the field in a blind rage, been suspended by the team, served three days in jail in Ohio, publicly called out the Dodgers star hitter, and now has been accused of domestic abuse. Somewhere in there he also completed an anger management course, apparently designed to smooth out the PR issues. Bradley came cheap before last season, because of his personal baggage with two previous teams. He was a worthwhile experiment, but it didn't work out.