Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the Phoenix Suns center's use of a racially derogatory word and other foul language left him no choice. Arpaio made Shaq a special deputy in 2006 and promoted him to colonel of his largely ceremonial posse later that year.
"I want his two badges back," Arpaio told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Because if any one of my deputies did something like this, they're fired. I don't condone this type of racial conduct."
I think it's fair that he loses his honorary badges. They are just holding him to the same standards as the REAL deputies.
age 86. He had an ownership stake in the WNBA’s Detroit Shock and Palace Sports and Entertainment, which owned the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004, the year the Lightning hoisted the Stanley Cup and the Pistons captured the NBA title.