We haven’t had a good comeback story that didn’t involve Brett Favre or a cell phone lately, so here’s one for you: Tiki Barber, the NFL’s 12th leading rusher all-time, is plotting a return to the NFL.
That’s probably good, since Barber, 35, doesn’t seem to be all that great away from the gridiron. He didn’t amount to a hill of beans as an analyst on “Football Night In America.” And then dumped his pregnant wife for some intern last April and then got fired from the Today show. Why wouldn’t he try to come back?
Barber, who sources said has already filed the appropriate paperwork to the league, will become a free agent. The 35-year-old back, who turns 36 in April, retired in 2007. He played 10 seasons, all for the Giants, finishing his career as the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.
Yeah, all-time. He was so good that the Giants won the Super Bowl the first year he was gone. Come on, Tiki. Aren’t you really just doing this for the money?
In June 2010, the New York Post reported Barber was broke and couldn’t pay his divorce settlement with his ex-wife.