Portland Trail Blazers Gerald Wallace Recruited By The FBI
The FBI presented Portland Trail Blazers forward Gerald Wallace, who really wants to be an FBI agent, with a hat, sweatshirt and a honorary badge at a recent practice. When “Crash” got to Portland he mentioned he’d like to join the FBI when he gets done in the NBA. So, special agent in charge Art Balizan, assistant special agent in charge Alan Peters, public affairs specialist Beth Anne Steele and retired Portland FBI agents Bob Hanis and Dick Bittner showed up and encouraged the Alabama native to keep the bureau in mind.
To qualify as a special agent, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, between 23 and 37 years old, have a four-year college degree and at least three years of professional work experience. That means “Crash” would have to return to school as he left after only one year at the University of Alabama.
Shaquille O’Neal is impressed.