If the following allegations turn out to be true, there’s probably a few dozen honorary deputy’s badges the Diesel will have to return. On the other hand, if Ray Liotta doesn’t want to participate in the Broadway musical version of “Unlawful Entry”, Shaq might want to consider the part.  From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s John Hollis.

NBA star Shaquille O™Neal has been ordered to steer clear of an Atlanta-area woman who took out a restraining order Thursday.

Alexis Miller, a 23-year-old hip-hop artist known professionally as Maryjane, claimed she ended an intimate relationship with O™Neal last month. She alleged he then threatened to pay performers $50,000 each not to work with her.

œIt™s been very difficult for her, said L. David Wolfe, Miller™s Atlanta-based attorney. œHer fears are not only for herself but also the people around her. He said Miller, who has a young son, is œpretty traumatized.

Wolfe said Miller had known the 7-foot-1, 325-pound All-Star center for about a year and a half, and that the two became intimate over the past six to eight months.

The court affidavit quotes an e-mail from O™Neal as saying, œI dnt no who the [expletive] u think u dealin wit u will neva be heard from one phone call is I gotta make now try me. Sho me.

Not to sound cavalier about these serious charges, but I remain skeptical. There’s all sorts of reasons a guy of Shaq’s size might be breathing heavily on the phone (Mike D’Antoni’s practices, for one).  And the offending electronic message is very similar to a letter I received from Tommy Hoops after I threatened to revoke his commentary privileges.