From the Associated Press:
KANSAS CITY, MO — Shaquille O’Neal will lose his special deputy’s badge in Maricopa County, Arizona. Because of language he used in a rap video that mocks former teammate Kobe Bryant.
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 January and promoted him to colonel of his largely ceremonial posse earlier this month.