Denied: Cavs Star Shaquille O'Neal Denied Special Deputy Status In Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Cavaliers star Shaquille O'Neal has been denied Special Deputy status in Cleveland.

19 Action News told you back in October that the Cuyahoga County Sheriff met up with Shaq about becoming a special deputy.

After a review by the state, Shaquille O'Neal is apparently a long ways away from approval by law enforcement.

In Ohio, you must have more than 510 hours of training to get certified as an officer. Shaq still needs more than 300 of those required hours.

19 Action News asked a few Cavs fans what they thought about Shaq becoming a "Special Deputy" and one fan said "I would be scared if I got pulled over and saw him get out the car."

Maybe Shaq is what Cuyahoga County Sheriff Department needs or maybe he should keep his focus on simply winning a championship.

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