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Cubs suspend Milton Bradley for the rest of the season

September 20, 2009 |  3:54 pm


Former Dodger Milton Bradley, who goes from team to team claiming he has turned over a new leaf and won't cause any more controversy, was suspended for the rest of the season by the Chicago Cubs today. 

The suspension comes one day after he criticized the team in a newspaper interview.

General Manager Jim Hendry said he decided to send Bradley home after learning of the player's remarks in the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. Bradley was quoted as saying, “You understand why they haven't won in 100 years here.”

Bradley has two years remaining on a three-year, $30-million contract that he signed as a free agent last off-season. Hendry said he didn't know whether the relationship was “fixable.”   

“I just decided late last night that's what I was going to do, and I didn't give it a lot of thought what's going to transpire moving forward,” Hendry told the Associated Press. “I just felt like it was time to do this.”

-- Houston Mitchell

Photo: Milton Bradley. Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images