Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham accepts deferred prosecution program

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has accepted a deferred prosecution program that will likely keep him from serving any time, Miami-Dade County court records show.

Bradham agreed to the deal Friday, just days before his battery trial was expected to begin.

Under the terms of the deal, Bradham's case would be diverted out of court, and he could avoid jail time if he meets certain conditions, according to an ESPN.com report.

Bradham was arrested last July at the Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach.

According to a Miami Beach police report, Bradham got into an argument with an employee at the hotel when he, without provocation, punched the victim, breaking his nose.

Police said Bradham was arguing with the employee about his speed of service.

Bradham also faces a misdemeanor charge stemming from an October arrest at Miami International Airport. Police said Bradham brought a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage.

According to an arrest report, Bradham told police he forgot that the gun was still in the bag.

ESPN.com reported that there is a hearing in that incident scheduled for July 24.

The former Florida State linebacker was a team captain for the Seminoles as a senior in 2011. He was a 2012 fourth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills.

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