Retired Bears Star Charles Tillman Is Training To Become An FBI Agent

Bryan Brandom
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Criminals under the watchful of the FBI, beware … because pretty soon you’ll be under threat of getting laid the eff out by former All-Pro cornerback Charles Tillman.

The retired Chicago Bears star is presently in training with the FBI to become an agent, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Tillman played in two Super Bowls during his 13-year NFL career, losing with the Bears following the 2006 season, then again with the Carolina Panthers after helping them to a 15-1 record in 2015.

Following his lone season with the Panthers, he signed a one-day contract with the Bears, for whom he played the other 12 seasons of his career, before retiring.

And he called it an NFL career just in time, too—according to the bureau’s guidelines, a candidate to become an FBI agent must be between the ages of 23 and 37.

Tillman will turn 37 on February 23.

The man certainly has the credentials to be an FBI agent.

Before being drafted in 2003, Tillman earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He also has a habit of helping people, founding children’s charity the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. His father was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

And let’s not even get into closing speed or his patented “Peanut Punch.”

Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt, an analyst with Tillman at Fox Sports last season, seems confident the 36-year-old will be a success in the FBI.

“First-class,” Wannstedt said. “What a guy. Charles Tillman is as good as they come and I had a great time working with him.”

Wannstedt one also pursued a career in the agency, though he didn’t get so far.

“I wasn’t sure about this coaching thing or what I was going to do and the FBI, I actually met with a couple people and interviewed and I was probably going to take the test and take the next step if I didn’t get into coaching,” he told the Tribune.

The FBI was predictably secretive when it came to Tillman’s training.

“We don’t speak about personnel matters,” said special agent Garrett Croon, a spokesman for the Chicago branch.

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