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Well I guess Tikki can't handle that no one wants to take a chance on a 36 year old running back who hasn't played in 4 years. And the last time he played he got mad at his coach and picked up his marbles and went home. So why is he surprised?????

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/tiki-barber-devastated-to-not-get-shot-090511

 

Former Giants running back Tiki Barber was said to be "devastated" that no NFL team expressed an interest in him following his return as a 36-year-old free agent, Sports Illustrated reported Monday.




 

Barber, who led the NFL's backs in rushing-receiving yards in his final three pro seasons, filed papers in March to come out of retirement and was officially removed from the Giants retired list in late July.
But Barber's agent, Mark Lepselter, confirmed his expectations at landing a team after four years out of the game were not fulfilled by the time teams finalized their 53-man rosters for Week 1.

"We are flabbergasted that Tiki has not had an opportunity with any team, especially when rosters were at 90 players this year," Lepselter said. "I certainly thought some team would be intrigued to see what he had left in the tank."

Barber, who was drafted by Big Blue in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, announced the end of his playing days in October 2006, departing the Giants as the team's all-time leading rusher.

He reportedly got engaged last month to his girlfriend Traci Lynn Johnson, the 24-year-old former NBC intern for whom Barber left his wife, Ginny Barber, in 2009 when she was pregnant with twins.

His divorce is pending in the Manhattan Supreme Court, where the couple has bitterly battled over money issues.

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There's always the Omaha Nighthawks (UFL)

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I wonder if Barber was as  " devastated " as his wife was when he left her while she was pregnant for a 24 year old intern.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: I wonder if Barber was as  " devastated " as his wife was when he left her while she was pregnant for a 24 year old intern.
We can only hope!!

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poor baby, no one wants him.

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This was the wrong year to attempt a comeback. The lockout robbed him of numerous offseason opportunities to tryout personally for teams, get signed, and then have all the various workouts and minicamps. It's fashionable to bag on Tiki for being arrogant and for the way he left his wife hanging. However, he was a great back in his day and could still help a team. It wouldn't shock me to see him get a midseason shot if a team has injury trouble or get a look in 2012.

Last edited on Tue Sep 6th, 2011 04:16 pm by tamalie



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