On Milton Bradley, domestic abuse and a new documentary.

Milton Bradley

Retired outfielder Milton Bradley played for the Dodgers from 2004-05. (Getty Images)

In case you missed it, colleague Tom Hoffarth caught up with L. Jon Wertheim, author of a Sports Illustrated piece on former Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley‘s relationship with his wife and domestic violence. You can read that piece here.

Bradley was a bad guy to his wife. You might not need to read Hoffarth’s piece (or Wertheim’s) to have that figured out by now. But we have a couple new prisms through which to view domestic violence, the Ray Rice video and the death of Bradley’s wife. What if Bradley played for the Dodgers now? Would he be vilified to the same degree as Rice without a touchstone video? Or would he be given the same degree of public forgiveness he was granted 10 years ago?

What do you think?

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.