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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Man faces manslaughter charge in fatal shooting of former FSU football star’s father

A man faces a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of the father of former Florida State University football star Travis Rudolph at a South Florida adult nightclub, authorities said.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Paul Senat, 36, of Lantana, was arrested Tuesday in what was initially deemed to be an accidental shooting.

Barbera said Darryl Rudolph, 55, was found with a gunshot wound early Saturday in a back storage room at Sugar Daddy’s Cabaret in West Palm Beach.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died.

Barbera said detectives determined that Rudolph was at the club repairing items when Senat, who works at the club, moved a firearm off a shelf in an adjacent room.

The gun discharged, striking Rudolph in the back of the neck, Barbera said.

Travis Rudolph, who played football at Cardinal Newman High School, left FSU after his junior season to declare for the upcoming NFL draft. The wide receiver made headlines last summer after he ate with an autistic boy who was sitting alone while the Seminoles were visiting a Tallahassee middle school.

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