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Bradley flees to avoid speeding ticket

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Milton Bradley was cited for speeding and fleeing when an officer tried to
ticket him.

Bradley was charged with failure to comply with police, a
misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $1,000 and six months in jail.
The speeding charge could lead to a fine. He is due in court Sept.
12.

"At this point, we don't feel the severity requires
organizational action," Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said
Thursday. "We are comfortable with letting the legal process take
its course.''

Bradley was driving 52 mph in a 25 mph zone early Saturday,
according to a police report. Patrolman Edwin Dennis said he
stopped Bradley and handed him a speeding citation, but the player
refused it and drove off. Dennis briefly pursued him.

"This was not a high-speed pursuit," police Chief John Conley
said. "He wasn't charged with felony fleeing, just failure to
comply with an order or signal of a police officer."

Bradley called Sunday to say he wanted to come in and pick up
the ticket, Conley said. He did so and also signed a signature
bond.

Bradley is on the disabled list with a back injury. He was in
California this week to see a back specialist.