Maybe Tiki Barber has aspirations of a political career after his days of being the 8th wheel sideline reporter are over.
Earlier this week, Tiki made news when it was discovered that he and his wife of 11 years, Ginny, were filing for divorce.
At the time it was pretty straightforward, no allegations of impropriety, just a couple reaching the end of their time together as happens all the time…
Enter “noho,” stage left.
Reports are surfacing today via the New York Post that Barber is romantically involved with Traci Lynn Johnson, a former intern at NBC, home of Tiki’s Football Night In America.
No definitive timetable as to how long their relationship has been going on, but Ginny was made aware in the latter part of 2009 when Tiki moved out of the couples’ residence.
Adding another wrinkle to the story, Ginny Barber is currently 8 months pregnant. Tiki, who’s never been shy about disclosing his feelings about his father, is perilously close to repeating history. Take this quote:
“I don’t give a [bleep] that the relationship didn’t work,” he said of his parents’ split in a 2004 Post interview. “Not only did he abandon her, I felt like he abandoned us for a lot of our lives. I have a hard time forgiving that.”
The sins of the father shall be visited on the son, indeed. Barber and Johnson have been spotted together at a DC screening of a documentary he hosted for the Travel Channel, and there’s speculation that she may have been present during filming in Senegal. At the time of filming, Ginny was 3 months pregnant.
In what may be a nod to her man, Johnson has a picture on her MySpace page (folks still use MySpace?) wearing a Giants jersey bearing number 21; yep, that’s Tiki’s old get-up.
Bruh, I applaud you for ending your marriage as opposed to living a lie, but if you were with this chick while your wife was carrying your child, that’s unbelievably foul. But the good news for Ginny is that now that Tiki’s gone, she’s guaranteed to win a championship.
Sports By Brooks tracked down another pic: