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Shaquille O'Neal Announces He Will Run For Sheriff In 2020

Shaquille O'Neal Announces He Will Run For Sheriff In 2020

Shaquille O'Neal Announces He Will Run For Sheriff In 2020

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Shaq has announced his plans to run for sheriff in 2020.

Shaquille O’Neal made the announcement during an interview with 11 Alive. While discussing the possibility of becoming mayor of Atlanta, Shaq dismissed the idea of taking up the position only to unveil his desire to run for sheriff in three years.

The former professional basketball player could become the sheriff in Henry County— where he resides in Atlanta— since the sheriff currently representing that county is up for reelection on 2020. He could also take on the role in Florida since he has residency there too.

However, he has not made up his mind on where he plans on making his run.

“This is not about politics. This is about bringing people closer together. You know, when I was coming up, people love[d] and respected the police, the deputies,” Shaq said. “And I want to be the one to bring that back, especially in the community I serve.”

“I know how to run a team. My style is going to be to surround myself with guys who have been doing it way longer than I’ve been doing it,” he added. “Surround myself with smarter people.”

Shaq has been sworn in as an honorary deputy in Clayton County but does not have any real law enforcement experience.

You can watch a video of the interview below.



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