ESPN, ABC make run at Giants' Barber

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NEW YORK -- Soon-to-retire New York Giants running back Tiki Barber is in negotiations with ABC News and ESPN that would have him contribute to "Good Morning America" and perhaps ESPN's football coverage.

A report Tuesday in the New York Post said that Barber had signed a four-year, $10 million contract, but sources said Tuesday that it wasn't true.

ESPN and ABC News declined comment Tuesday.

The 10-year veteran said last year that this season would be his last in the NFL. His stellar performance in his last regular-season game Saturday against Washington gave the Giants the boost they needed to get into the playoffs.

Barber's playoff commitment -- the Giants play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday -- means that any announcement will be delayed until after his playing career is over.

Barber has drawn interest from several networks vying for his services; he has made regular appearances on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" in the past year.
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