Gerald Wallace is “Joe Friday?” 3

When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Gerald Wallace may have answered “I want to be a professional athlete,” or maybe he said “I want to be a secret agent,” or “how about both?!”  Well, Wallace has established himself as a dominant Forward for the Portland Trailbazers.
Known for his fearless attitude of sacrificing his body and crashing the boards for shots and rebounds, he even earned the nickname “Crash.”  Despite numerous injuries, he manages to bounce back time and again.  Perhaps it was his toughness and competitive attitude that led to the FBI recruiting him during a Trailblazer’s practice on Monday.  According to Andrea Flatley at KTPV FOX 12,   “The FBI’s website says they aren’t hiring right now, but that didn’t stop the Portland branch from encouraging Trail Blazer Gerald Wallace from applying.


When the 6 foot 7 inch forward got to the Rose City, he mentioned he’d like to join the FBI when he gets done in the NBA. So, five agents took in practice this week and encouraged the Alabama native to keep the bureau in mind.

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 gave Wallace an official FBI hat, sweatshirt and honorary badge. […]

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.”


While it doesn’t look like Wallace will be leaving the Blazers any time soon, the 29 year old star still has 8 years to consider becoming a G-man.  Joe Friday, step aside!


About Mark Williams

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