Football star turns FBI agent

Charles Tillman during red carpet arrivals for the NFL Honors show. Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters
Charles Tillman during red carpet arrivals for the NFL Honors show. Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

Former Chicago Bears Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman is reportedly an FBI special agent.

Tillman graduated from the FBI's Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the Sporting News reported Thursday night.

Tillman, who was selected to two Pro Bowls in his 13-year NFL career, entered the 20-week program last year, as first reported by the Chicago Tribune. He had until his 37th birthday -- which he turned Friday -- to earn his badge due to a stipulation that a new agent must be appointed before he or she reaches that age, according to the Sporting News.

A bureau spokesperson told the Sporting News that it does not comment on personnel matters.

Tillman was the Bears' second-round draft pick in 2003 and played 12 seasons in Chicago before playing one final year for the Carolina Panthers in 2015.

In his NFL career, Tillman played in 168 games and made 38 interceptions and 912 tackles.

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