CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Milton Bradley pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge for leaving the scene of a traffic stop and was ordered to serve three days in jail.
Bradley was charged with driving 52 mph in a 25-mph zone in
August. He also was charged with failure to comply after police
said he drove away without signing his speeding ticket.
Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Judge Lisa Coates dismissed the
speeding violation Wednesday. The failure to comply charge was
reduced to obstructing official business, a second degree
Bradley will begin his jail sentence Tuesday, a week before he
is to report for spring training. Coates also ordered Bradley to
pay a $250 fine plus $177 in court costs and serve 40 hours of
Bradley apologized to police officers Wednesday in court.
The 25-year-old was on the Indians' disabled list when he was
arrested at 2:50 a.m. on Aug. 30.
The police report said Bradley claimed he was being profiled
because he was a black male driving a car with California license