can't believe this is true, but star basketball player, and one of the most intimidating men alive, Shaquille O'Neal, is running for County Sheriff in either Broward County or Orange County, FL. Here's the story from Politics1.com:
SHAQ FOR SHERIFF?: Pro basketball star and volunteer Miami Beach reserve police officer Shaquille O'Neill on Monday confirmed political rumors that have been floating around Broward County, Florida -- my home -- for the past few months. Appearing on Live With Regis & Kelly, O'Neill was asked if he plans to go into law enfordcement full-time once he retires from the Miami Heat. O'Neill confirmed the rumors were true and that he was planning to run for either Broward County Sheriff or Orange County Sheriff -- both offices are up for re-election next year. As O'Neill has been openly shopping for multimillion dollar waterfront digs her in Broward for the past few months, it looks like he's considering a run against incumbent Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne (D). O'Neill is also believed to be a Democrat. South Florida newspaper have reported Jenne has been the target of a federal grand jury corruption probe for the past two years related to his private business deals and some personal loans, although it is unclear if anything will come of the probe. Jenne has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and said he plans to seek re-election next year.
Why Shaq? Because, in his words, he's sexy. Or because he's a businessman. Or because he attended Love Shaq University.
Did I mention he's a reserve cop?