Former UA football player sentenced in domestic violence case

Published: Sep. 29, 2017 at 2:53 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2017 at 10:34 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A former University of Arizona football player accused of abusing two women has has been sentenced to a total of five years behind bars.

Running back Orlando Bradford, who was dismissed from the team last year, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault-domestic violence on Friday, Sept. 29.

Bradford was taken into custody after entering his plea and faced 2 to 7 1/2 years in prison.

He was sentenced Monday, Nov. 20 to 2 1/2 years served consecutively for each case, making five total behind bars.

Bradford was arrested Sept. 15,  2016 on three counts of domestic violence kidnapping and four counts of aggravated assault-domestic violence. He was kicked off the football team the same day.

Bradford's girlfriend told police Bradford attacked her and held her against her will.

The next day, another woman came forward and said Bradford had assaulted her multiple times in the past.

Four additional aggravated assault charges were filed against Bradford.

Bradford, a true sophomore, is from Shreveport, LA.

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