New hearing set for Wednesday
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- The Ohio Supreme Court rejected former Cleveland Indians outfielder Milton Bradley's appeal of a three-day jail sentence he received after driving away from police who were trying to give the player a speeding ticket.
Bradley, who now plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor, in the August 2003 incident. He was sentenced to the jail time, 40 hours' community service and a $250 fine.
Bradley's lawyer appealed the sentence, saying the offense did not merit jail time and would hurt Bradley professionally.
A new sentencing hearing was scheduled for Wednesday in Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court. The Supreme Court rejected hearing the appeal on Dec. 1.
Bradley's lawyer did not return a message seeking comment Friday.
The outfielder faces a Feb. 22 trial in Barberton Municipal Court on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct stemming from a Nov. 25 arrest for interfering with someone else's traffic stop. Bradley, 26, has asked for a jury trial. If convicted, he could receive 30 days in jail or a $250 fine.
Bradley was suspended for five games in late September by Major League Baseball for slamming a plastic bottle into the front row at Dodger Stadium after a fan had thrown it onto the field.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press