Tall Order: FBI Officials Try to Recruit an NBA Forward
The FBI knows about good public relations. Portland, Ore., is a case in point.
The TV station FOX 12 in Portland reports that FBI agents showed up to a Portland Trailblazer basketball practice in suburban Portland this week to reach out to player Gerald Wallace, 28, as a potential recruit and remind him to keep the bureau in mind.
The station reported that when the 6- foot 7 forward arrived in 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, the station reported, and gave Wallace an official FBI hat, sweatshirt and honorary badge.
The station reported that the agents also gave Wallace some information about joining.
The station reported that new agents must between 23 and 37 and have a four year degree and working experience.
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