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Shaq O'Neal Could be Deputized In Ohio

October 30, 2009  | 


Army National Guard members pose for a photo with Shaquille O'Neal during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2009. Photo via The U.S. Army (Flickr.com).

During the NBA's offseason, Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat. His next step: qualify as a sheriff's deputy in Ohio.

O'Neal, who was a reserve officer with the Miami Beach Police Department when he played for the Miami Heat, would need to be approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, The Plain Dealer reports.

O'Neal could then be deputized by Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid, who has said he will make O'Neal a special deputy, when given the go-ahead by the state agency.

O'Neal has held law enforcement commissions in Arizona, Virginia and Florida. He was stripped of his badge by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in June 2008, when he mocked former teammate Kobe Bryant in a video posted on TMZ.com.

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Tags: Cuyahoga County Sheriff, Pro Athletes


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