Landlord to Milton Bradley: Pay Up

Chicago landlord says former Cub owes him thousands in rent, damages

By BJ Lutz
|  Thursday, Apr 22, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM CDT
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Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs poses during photo day at the Fitch Park Spring Training complex on February 23, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona.

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A Chicago landlord will no doubt be cheering on the White Sox this weekend as they take on the Seattle Mariners and a former tenant accused of not making good on the rent.

Pantelis Kotsiopoulos sued former Chicago Cub outfielder Milton Bradley in December for roughly $44,000 in back rent. Kotsiopoulos claimed Bradley walked out on the $15,000-per-month unit at the Park Hyatt.

This weekend's Sox-Mariners series is the first time Bradley will play in Chicago since the Cubs traded him in December.

Court papers filed in Cook County Circuit Court showed that Bradley began renting the unit, at 800 N. Michigan Ave., on April 1, 2009 and abandoned the property about six months later.

Kotsiopoulos also says Bradley caused thousands of dollars in damages, including a number of paint, wine and coffee stains on drapes and furniture, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Bradley says he gave Kotsiopoulos notice that he was vacating the property and said he isn't responsible for the damages because the landlord failed to notify him of them in a timely manner. And he says Kotsiopoulos hasn't returned his security deposit.

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