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Sheriff Shaq?

Heat_media_day Shaquille O'Neal, the potent but aging center for the Miami Heat, is considering a new line of work. "I will probably run for sheriff in Orlando or Fort Lauderdale," he said Monday on Live with Regis and Kelly.

The Broward County job, currently held by Democrat Ken Jenne, is up for election next year and again in 2012, the Sun-Sentinel reports. "Shaq's got three of the most important qualities needed to be sheriff: dedication, commitment and team building," Jenne told the newspaper. But he said he'd like Shaq become a reserve deputy. "He'd have to supply his own shoes. We don't carry his size."

Reporter Anthony Man notes that O'Neal, 35, is not registered to vote in Miami-Dade, Broward or Orange County. If he does run, Buzz wonders whether he'll get the support of Gov. Charlie Crist, who invited Shaq to the Capitol last week. (AP photo)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:37pm]


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