"It was pretty bad," Bradley said during an interview with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez. "I would have rather tore my knee up and gone through rehab all over again then have to deal with that."
The Cubs signed Bradley to a three-year, $30 million contract on Jan. 5, 2009. He struggled on the field, hitting .257 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs. Off the field, his relationship with the Cubs became so unmanageable that general manager Jim Hendry suspended Bradley on Sept. 20 for the remainder of the season for conduct detrimental to the organization.