Apparently there were plenty of people incensed by Shaq’s battle of the mics impression. The man so proud to play a cop in his spare time that he even volunteered to protect and serve the Tempe community, suffered ultimate embarrassment by having his badge stripped. Sheriff Joe Arpaio explained his position in revoking the badges telling The Monty Show on Sporting News Radio that he’s disappointed in Shaq.
“I’m disappointed in Shaq because I did terminate one of my deputies for using the same word. Now how can I not let him go when my own deputy sheriff that used that word, I fired him. He was a cadet just going through our academy, but he was still a deputy sheriff, and we let him go.”
if you are a role model and kids listening and that, it sends a wrong message especially for someone that has worked with law enforcement in Florida, here (Maricopa County), and wants to be a sheriff one day. I don’t think this is the type of background that is conducive to law enforcement.”
I just wish other sheriffs held their staff to such high standards, then maybe there wouldn’t be as many foul-mouthed cops dropping n-bombs around. And I still don’t understand the use of the word if it’s an offensive term. Just makes no sense to me. If you want the word retired, then you shouldn’t be using it. Chicks don’t walk around calling each other the c-word do they? Didn’t think so. It’s a shame this happens too, because Shaq just got done making waves for good news.