Former NBC Correspondent Tiki Barber Returning To The NFL

By Marcus Vanderberg 

Former NBC correspondent Tiki Barber is coming out of retirement and returning to the NFL for the 2011 season.

Barber retired in 2007 after 10 seasons with the New York Giants. He walked away from football in order to pursue a career in television, where he was a correspondent for Today and Sunday Night Football.

According to his agent Mark Lepselter, they have informed the Giants of Barber’s intentions and that “there are interested parties.”

“After seeing my brother still have fun at our age, it reignited the fire,” Tiki Barber told “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of seeing if I can get back to the level of where I was. I started working out again recently. It kind of shocked myself. I still had a lot of the strength I had before. I’m really looking forward to making a return.”

Barber, who turns 36 in April, could also reportedly use the money. He left his wife of 11 years, Ginny, last April for a 23-year-old former NBC intern. Ginny was eight months pregnant with twins at the time. Shortly after, NBC terminated Barber, citing its morals clause.

Barber currently works for Yahoo! Sports as a correspondent.