Tiki Barber to play again for NFL, after retiring in 2007

By on Mar 9, 2011 in Football, Sports, United States Comments

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is set to play again for the National Football League (NFL) 2011, after retiring in 2007, Fox Sports reported on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

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Tiki Barber, who will turn 36 this coming April 7, announced his plans to make a comeback for NFL, and has already filed papers to come out from his retirement.

“After seeing my brother still have fun at our age, it reignited the fire. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of seeing if I can get back to the level of where I was,” Tiki Barber was quoted as saying on the report.

“I started working out again recently. It kind of shocked my self. I still had a lot of the strength I had before. I’m really looking forward to making a return.” He added, as his twin brother Ronde Barber still plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as cornerback.

This was also confirmed by his agent, Mark Lepselter, telling Fox Sports that the papers for Tiki Barber to come out for his retirement have been filed to become a free agent; and apparently said there were also parties interested.

Tiki Barber was said to have been the all-time leader in rushing yards in the history of the New York Giants, who ran 2,390 total yards in 2005 and was second highest in NFL history.

When he retired as a professional football player after playing for 10 seasons, he was hired by NBC as a correspondent for ‘The Today’s Show’ and ‘Football Night in America’.

However, he reportedly left his wife, Ginny, in April 2010, who was then eight months pregnant, after being married for 11 years, and had Traci Lyn Johnson, then 23-year old and a former NFL intern.

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