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Troubled outfielder Milton Bradley sentenced

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was sentenced Tuesday to more than 2 ½ years in jail for abusing and threatening his estranged wife.

Bradley, 35, also was ordered to perform 400 hours of community service, half of which will be spent with underprivileged youth in a baseball league. He also will be placed on five years' probation and must complete a year of domestic violence counseling and an anger management program.

Bradley is appealing the sentence and remains free on $250,000 bond. He's scheduled to return to court next month.

Bradley faced up to 7 ½ years in jail after he was found guilty of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.

Prosecutors say Bradley threatened and attacked his wife five times in 2011 and 2012. In one incident, Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and choked her after she asked him to stop smoking marijuana in front of their children and wanted his friends to leave their home, authorities said.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was sentenced Tuesday to more than 2 ½ years in jail for abusing and threatening his estranged wife.

Bradley, 35, also was ordered to perform 400 hours of community service, half of which will be spent with underprivileged youth in a baseball league. He also will be placed on five years' probation and must complete a year of domestic violence counseling and an anger management program.

Bradley is appealing the sentence and remains free on $250,000 bond. He's scheduled to return to court next month.

Bradley faced up to 7 ½ years in jail after he was found guilty of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.

Prosecutors say Bradley threatened and attacked his wife five times in 2011 and 2012. In one incident, Bradley pushed his wife against a wall and choked her after she asked him to stop smoking marijuana in front of their children and wanted his friends to leave their home, authorities said.

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