EliteXC welterweight fighter Eric Bradley arrested on burglary charges
02, 2008 By: Sam Caplan Category: Eric Bradley, EliteXC
We have sad news to report this afternoon, as EliteXC welterweight and former Team Takedown member Eric Bradley was arrested last Friday, according to The Progress, a paper that serves Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley in Pennsylvania.
The report indicates that Bradley, 26, and Patrick Cummins, 27, were taken into custody Friday on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling.
The two were arrested when law enforcement officials were taken into custody Friday on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling.
Bradley and Cummins were both arraigned with bail set for each at $50,000. They have a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, PA.
Bradley attended Penn State University, where he was a former two-time All-American wrestler and a national boxing champion in 2003. He is 2-1 in his MMA career and last fought on February 16 in Miami for EliteXC, where he recorded a unanimous decision victory over Mikey Gomez.
Up until a month ago, Bradley had also been a part of Ted Ehrhardt’s Team Takedown, a management group that recruits star athletes from the amateur wrestling circuit and puts them on salary while they learn MMA.
When contacted by FiveOuncesOfPain.com, Ehrhardt indicated that Bradley had been released from his Team Takedown contract approximately a month ago. While he declined to go into specifics, Ehrhardt did reveal that the decision was made because of personal issues that had been affecting Bradley. He did make it clear that he still believed that Bradley was a good person and that it is his hope that he’s able to turn his life around.