Former Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman has graduated from the FBI's Training Academy in Quantico, Va., and is now an agent, Sporting News has learned. The 13-year NFL veteran entered the 20-week program last year, as first reported by the Chicago Tribune, and had until his 37th birthday (Feb. 23, 2018) to earn his badge due to a stipulation that a new agent must be appointed before he or she reaches that age. A spokesman for the bureau told Sporting News that it does not comment on personnel matters, and Tillman's family couldn't be reached, but a source close to the situation said on the eve of Tillman's 37th birthday, "He is currently working for the FBI. (He) has his badge and everything." A source told SN in 2017 not to expect a grand announcement from the FBI if Tillman succeeded. "They will try to get him to fade to anonymity as much as they can," said retired U.S. Marshal Kim Widup, a 38-year law enforcement veteran who led the Whitewater investigation. "But I think at some point the FBI will also use it as part of their recruiting policy, as in, 'Look who we got.'” Tillman is not the first high-profile athlete to be connected to law enforcement. Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Herschel Walker made well known his interest in taking FBI classes.
Former NFL cornerback Charles 'Peanut' Tillman earns FBI badge, source says
Sporting News | Feb 23