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Eagles LB Nigel Bradham Accepts Deferred Prosecution In Assault Case

Tim McManus of ESPN reports that Eagles LB Nigel Bradham has accepted a deferred prosecution program in regards to his felony battery charge from last summer.

This means that Bradham’s case will be diverted out the courts and may result in him serving no jail time if the conditions of the program are met.

Bradham was arrested in July of last year after he was accused of striking a hotel employee and breaking his nose. He was later charged with aggravated assault, which is a second-degree felony.

It’s worth mentioning that was arrested on a concealed weapons charge during the team’s bye week last year.

Bradham, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bills back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $2.564 million rookie contract before signing a two-year, $7 million contract that included $4.5 million guaranteed with the Eagles last year.

Bradham will make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Bradham appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 102 tackles, two sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, a recovery and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.