Former Bears Star Cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman is Now an FBI Agent (No, Seriously)

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Former Bears Star Cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman is Now an FBI Agent (No, Seriously)

Chicago Bears

Charles Tillman is taking the Peanut Punch from the gridiron to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sources tell Bobby Clay of the Sporting News that the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback in ow an FBI agent. In 2017, it was reported Tillman would enter a 20-week program where he would work to earn his badge. Mission accomplished for Tillman, who turned 37 today.

“He is currently working for the FBI. (He) has his badge and everything,” a source close to the situation told the Sporting News.

Before turning to the FBI, Tillman played in the NFL from 2003 to 2015. He was a First-Team All-Pro in 2012 during his 12-year run with the Bears. Tillman played 156 games in Chicago, where made 36 interceptions and forced 42 fumbles — making the Peanut Punch an effective move in creating turnovers for the successful Lovie Smith era Bears teams. After leaving the Bears as a free agent, Tillman joined the Carolina Panthers where was reunited with Ron Rivera, who was a Bears defensive coordinator from 2004-06.

Here’s hoping Tillman’s run with the FBI is as successful as his NFL career.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.