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A’s Bradley Files for Divorce

January 12, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Oakland Athletics outfielder Milton Bradley filed for divorce, seeking to end an 11-month marriage during which police went to his home at least three times to investigate reports of domestic violence.

Bradley, traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to Oakland last month, filed a divorce petition Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.

He and Monique Bradley were married on Feb. 15 last year and separated on New Year’s Day, according to court papers. The 27-year-old Bradley is seeking joint custody of his 3-week-old son, Jeremiah Christian Bradley, and doesn’t want to pay spousal support.

The petition states that under terms of a premarital agreement, there are no community assets or debts to be divided by the court.

``There are separate property assets and obligations″ but Bradley did not know their extent, his filing said. Bradley also asked the court to enforce the premarital agreement signed eight days before the wedding and to determine property rights.

On Wednesday, Bradley agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Athletics.

Last summer, Redondo Beach police went to Bradley’s home on domestic violence calls three times but neither he nor his then-pregnant wife were arrested.

Officers counseled the couple after responding on June 28 and July 30, according to police reports. On July 11, Bradley was not home when officers arrived after his wife ran to a neighbor’s home to seek help during an argument, according to the police report.

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