Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Clank! Clank!

Miami Heat Center Shaquille O'Neal spends his off-season assisting law enforcement:

Shaq will work with task force investigators during his basketball off season time to help “guard the net” from sexual predators. Sheriff Brown said he was “honored and proud” to have Shaq as a Reserve Deputy with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Blue Ridge Thunder task force.

“Shaq will be a tremendous asset in helping law enforcement, parents, and communities fight online crime and sexual exploitation of children,” said Sheriff Brown.

Now that isn't really "new" news...Shaq has been playing cop since his LA Laker days. I think that's totally cool.

I posted this to set up a quote from Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel. From his recent column:

Shaq actually told Regis and Kelly that he might run for sheriff of Orange County when his basketball career is over. I think that's a great idea. He'd be the first sheriff since Andy Taylor not to carry a gun. Shaq wouldn't need one. He could just threaten criminals with this warning: "Put your hands up or I'm going to shoot a free throw at you."

In the danger zone!

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