January 18, 2011

Mariners already off to good start to the season

Milton Bradley already making Mariner fans feel great about 2011...

LOS ANGELES -- Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley was arrested Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley branch.

Bradley was booked on a felony charge of uttering criminal threats.

A woman contacted police in the Van Nuys district of Los Angeles about 8:50 a.m. saying a man had threatened her. Bradley was arrested at a residence in Encino, CA.

A criminal threat under California law is a threat of immediate harm made to another person when the defendant intends to, and does, cause fear in the person threatened. The punishment for criminal threats in California is up to three years in state prison. Criminal threats are also considered a strike under the state's three strikes law.

Bradley was released Tuesday afternoon after posting $50,000 bail. He has a court hearing on February 8.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik released this statement on Tuesday night:
"After reaching Milton Bradley's representatives tonight I was able to confirm that Milton had been arrested, and subsequently released, in Los Angeles. While we do not yet have full details on what occurred, we are aware of the situation and take it very seriously. We are in the process of determining the full circumstances of what occurred today. Until we have more information, we will not be able to comment further."

Yet another home run in free agency for the Seattle Mariners...

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