Well, the Cleveland Metro Police Department has decided that they are not going to just hand over the badge to the Big Aristotelian.
We get more from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
It won’t be easy for Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal to become a deputy in Ohio, according to a report.
O’Neal, who has a brief history in law enforcement, applied to become a special deputy in Ohio.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Sunday that he must pass a test and undergo training first.
“It appears that Mr. O’Neal will need to undergo substantial additional training as well as successful completion of the state certification examination before he can become a certified peace officer in the state of Ohio,” Holly Hollingsworth, spokeswoman for the state attorney general, said.
Shaq was a special deputy sheriff when he was with the Miami Heat. Just think of the image if your a criminal and your getting chased by Shaquille O’Neal.
C’Mon Cleveland, I’m pretty sure that the police could use some back-up with a city that has a relatively high crime rate. I guess that NBA Championship means more, huh?