Milton Bradley signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs before the 2009 season, but even with his new deal, his former landlord claims he wasn’t able to pay all of his bills.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Pantelis Kotsiopoulos, Bradley's former Chicago landlord, has filed a lawsuit against Bradley and claims the former Cub caused nearly $14,000 in damage to his condo and owes roughly $44,000 in unpaid rent.
"I don't take these things personally," Kotsiopoulos told the Tribune. "But we expect to be treated like we treat our tenants."
Bradley was traded to the Mariners last December after he hit .257 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs in his only season with the Cubs. The outfielder has denied Kotsiopoulos' allegations and is requesting at least $30,000 from his former landlord for his security deposit plus claims that Kotsiopoulos did not notify him of property damage after his departure in a timely manner.
Kostopoulos has been unable to rent the condo since Bradley left, and was happy to root for the White Sox when Bradley made an appearance in Chicago with his new team this past weekend.
Bradley, baseball's self-proclaimed Kanye West, declined comment on the lawsuit. The outfielder has hit .174 in 15 games with Seattle this season, and did not play in the White Sox' three-game sweep of the Mariners in Chicago.