Arrested By Shaq: Shaquille O'Neal Applies For Deputy Sheriff In Cleveland
Published on October 31, 2009
AP News Reports "Shaquille O'Neal is looking to continue a sideline career in law enforcement now that he's in Ohio playing for the Cavaliers. Spokesman John O'Brien of the Cuyahoga County sheriff's office says the Cavs center has applied to become a special deputy. He would have the right to carry a gun and make arrests but not be a paid, formal employee." If O'Neal is approved, he would need to complete 36 hours of police training within six months and take the Ohio police examination to maintain the appointment. He would also have to pass a test on a shooting range. O'Neal previously served roles with law enforcement agencies in Arizona, Virginia and Florida.