Outfielder charged with fleeing after pullover

Updated: September 12, 2003, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Milton Bradley pleaded innocent Friday to charges of speeding and fleeing when an officer tried to ticket him.

Bradley was driving 52 mph in a 25-mph zone on Aug. 30, according to a police report. A patrolman stopped Bradley and issued him a speeding citation, but Bradley refused it and sped away, according to the report. An officer briefly pursued him.

Bradley called the police Sunday to say he wanted to pick up the ticket. He did so and also signed a signature bond.

Bradley also was charged with failure to comply with police, a first degree misdemeanor with a potential maximum fine of $1,000 and six months in jail.

Bradley did not appear in court for an arraignment. The innocent plea was faxed to Judge Lisa Coates by Bradley's attorney.

Bradley is on the disabled list with a back injury.

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