Milton Bradley, a former Major League outfielder, was sentenced to 32 months in jail in 2013 after being found guilty of multiple domestic violence charges against his ex-wife, the late Monique Bradley. Milton Bradley remained out of jail while he appealed his case in Los Angeles Superior Court. Last month Sports Illustrated wrote in-depth about the disturbing details in the case.
Earlier this week Bradley, per SI’s Michael McKnight, was ordered to begin serving his sentence. In court Bradley, who was trying to retain custody of his two children, continued to offer cringe-worthy, disturbing words about his deceased wife, who passed away in 2013 :
Given the opportunity to address the court, Bradley claimed that Monique’s drinking had been at the root of their troubles even though he and the nanny had testified at trial that Monique was not a heavy drinker. He added: “Ray Rice slaps the hell out of a woman, you know. I didn’t do that. I’m not Ray Rice. Greg Hardy beats up a woman. I didn’t do that. You know what I’m saying? It’s obvious to everyone this is a complete farce. This woman is an alcoholic. She drank every single day.”
The judge, Thomas Rubinson, delivered these words in return:
“Well, Mr. Bradley, the fact that you’re saying things like that is, to me, not a good sign.”
Rubinson also, per SI, called Bradley’s final written appeal,”callous.”