'GMA,' ESPN make run for G-man Barber
EmptySoon-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.
The 10-year veteran announced in October that this season would be his last in the NFL. His stellar performance in his last regular-season game Saturday night against Washington gave the Giants the boost they needed to get into the playoffs.
Barber's playoff commitment — the Giants play the Eagles at Philadelphia 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.