BY John Hickey 01:04PM 02/11/2011

Bradley won’t be facing criminal charges

Seattle left fielder Milton Bradley, arrested last month after making threats against his wife, will not be facing criminal charges.

Milton Bradley of the Mariners will not face criminal charges / Getty Images

Seattle left fielder Milton Bradley will not face criminal charges over last month’s arrest when he was charged with making felony threats against his wife.

“The allegations against Milton Bradley were thoroughly investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office,’’ Bradley’s attorney, Harland Braun, said in a statement early Friday afternoon. “Both agencies determined there was no basis to file charges and no charges were filed.

“As is customary in domestic cases, the City Attorney’s Office has scheduled a private meeting with Milton and his wife to make sure that this type of misunderstanding does not occur again.’’

Bradley, who is scheduled to battle Michael Saunders for the Mariners’ starting berth in left field this spring, was originally scheduled for a Feb. 9 court date, but that date was pushed back until March 9. Now, apparently, the left fielder has to undergo counseling, but may not need to return to court anytime soon.

Bradley was not immediately available for comment, although there were suggestions he would be releasing a statement later in the day. It’s expected that Bradley will not be giving interviews to the media this spring.

New Seattle manager Eric Wedge, who managed Bradley when both men were in Cleveland, had an adversarial relationship with the outfielder then. Wedge said he and Bradley, who lost a power struggle with Wedge while with the Indians, have talked over their past differences and the manager said :we can work together.’’

Braun, Bradley’s attorney said that Bradley and his family “request that the media respect their wish that the matter remain personal and private.’’

John Hickey is alao Senior MLB Writer for AOL FanHouse (www.fanhouse.com)

Twitter: @JHickey3


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