Former NFL star and GOP Senate hopeful Herschel Walker is catching backlash after it was revealed that his claims of being a former F.B.I. agent and member of law enforcement have reportedly been deemed as false. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has looked into Walker's past speeches where he made the claims, including in 2017, when he told a crowd, "I work with the Cobb County Police Department." The AJC spoke to the Cobb County Police Department, who revealed they have no record of Walker working on the force. Walker's campaign responded, stating that Walker was "an honorary deputy." Former DeKalb County District Attorney J. Tom Morgan criticized walker, stating that the honorary title is "like a junior ranger badge." 

While Walker's campaign also stated he spent a week at an FBI school in Quantico, this doesn't make him an FBI agent, as Special Agent training requires a minimum of 20 weeks. In addition to his law enforcement claims, Walker also was found to have falsely claimed to have been his high school valedictorian, as well as a graduate of the University of Georgia. 

Source: AJC