T. Barber Fires Back
New York Giants tailback Tiki Barber went on the offensive this week against media members who criticized him for saying last week that he planned to retire after the season.
On the satellite radio show he hosts Tuesday nights on Sirius with his twin brother, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber lashed out against New York Daily News columnist Gary Myers and ESPN analysts Tom Jackson and Michael Irvin.
"I will call them idiots because they have neither spoken to me nor any one of my teammates or any of my coaches," Barber said. "Yet all they do is criticize me for being a distraction with this retirement thing.
"And that includes Gary Myers. That includes Tom Jackson on ESPN. That includes the ultimate character guy--facetiously speaking, of course--Michael Irvin. Please get a clue on how to be a journalist. Don't make blanket assumptions about it. And obviously, as was evidenced [Monday] night, I am a huge distraction to the New York Giants."
Barber ran for 114 yards in the Giants' victory Monday night at Dallas.
By Mark Maske |
October 26, 2006; 11:47 AM ET
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