Tag:Tiki Barber
Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:33 am

Others react to Dave Duerson's suicide

Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest at the age of 51 (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Here’s something I didn’t think about when I wrote Sunday about how former Bears S Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last week, probably knew he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Duerson wanted his brain donated to science, and as a result, he shot himself in the chest in order to preserve his brain (that’s what we assume, anyway, especially since he sent text messages to family members making his request about his brain).

His apparent lucidity while making this final decision is quite a contrast with what probably would have happened to his brain once CTE began to badly affect him.

Considering Duerson was involved in with NFL alumni and their postretirement health care, he was well versed with what can happen to a person afflicted with CTE.

The New York Times caught up with some former players who were horrified that Duerson’s decision seemingly was extremely calculated.

“Oh my God – he might have been aware of what was happening to himself?” former Giants running back Tiki Barber asked the paper. “(The shooting) was almost with a purpose.”

Said former 49ers OL Randy Cross: “It ought to terrify anyone that’s played the game.”

And one more.

Said former 49ers C Ben Lynch: “It’s unbelievable to me that this happened. The fact that he shot himself in chest, and not the head, it’s really eerie.”

Hopefully, something good will come out of this horrendous situation. More awareness of CTE, more priorities for NFL safety, something.

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Posted on: October 4, 2010 2:29 pm

F&R NFL Approval Matrix: Week 4

Posted by Will Brinson  

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at  NY Mag ), we present our first-ever NFL approval matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) .

Click to  embiggen .

Posted on: October 1, 2010 11:13 am
Edited on: October 1, 2010 1:15 pm

NFL Week 4 Preview Podcast

Posted by Will Brinson

Another week of the NFL is upon us, and that means another preview podcast with Andy and me.

Below, we talk about whether or not it's time for to readjust our expectations for the AFC East now that the Jets are out front, the Panthers chances of beating the Saints (no, no, seriously), whether the Steelers can move to 4-0, if we should already be celebrating Mike Singletary's demise, whether Andre Johnson will be a decoy on Sunday against the Raiders, if Tiki Barber will be booed at his own Ring of Honor celebration, and, of course, what will happen when Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick square off for the rights to decide all of humanity.

Or something -- either way, click play below and get your podcast on people. Oh, and seriously, be a friend and subscribe via iTunes .

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Posted on: September 30, 2010 1:31 pm

Tiki: Coughlin's 'job is certainly in jeopardy'

Posted by Will Brinson

Former New York Giant-turned-NBC-analyst-turned-Yah
oo!-football analyst Tiki Barber recently recorded a video at the Y! discussing his old team and how Tom Coughlin is handling things.

He doesn't think it's going well -- in fact, he believes Coughlin's control is "slipping away" and that his "job is in jeopardy."

"I don't know if he's completely lost control of his team, but it's definitely slipping away," Barber said. "Right now Tom Coughlin is at a crisis -- his job is certainly in jeopardy."

Tiki saying potentially explosive things about his old team isn't anything new; it's just a little awkward for him to be bashing the Giants shortly before he heads to New York for induction into the Giants Ring of Honor.

In other words, regardless of whether Tiki's correct about Coughlin being on the hot seat (and sure, he most certainly is if his team keeps losing and his players stop listening to him) don't be shocked if the boo birds come out when his name gets called. And be even less surprised if Coughlin uses Tiki's quotes as locker room motivation this week against the Bears.

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Posted on: July 14, 2010 8:33 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2010 8:51 pm

Another blow for Tiki

Nothing seems to be going right these days for former Giants RB Tiki Barber. It’s hard to feel sorry for the guy, though, because it seems as though the downward spiral of his career can squarely be placed on his own shoulders.

Barber and his wife are in the middle of a divorce after it was discovered he allegedly was having an affair with a 23-year-old NBC intern – the same network where he worked as a football analyst on Sunday nights and for the Today Show as a correspondent. His wife, at the time he decided to leave her, was deep into her pregnancy.

Now, his jobs are gone, his wife is gone, and he’s being sued by a company that operates indoor cycling studios (come to think of it, this would make a great country song).

The Wall Street Journal has the story. Tricera Revolution Inc., who made an agreement with Barber last October to act as a spokesman for Flywheel Sports, is suing and “claiming his marketability as a celebrity spokesman has been ‘rendered worthless’ by revelations he allegedly engaged in an affair and by the breakup of his marriage.”

The company thought Barber’s relationship with his wife was strong, and it “had hoped to use its association with them to further its goal of attracting 25- to 55-year-old women and their spouses to spinning classes at its studios, the lawsuit said.”

The lawsuit is asking for $1 million in compensatory damages.

Barber said recently in this Fox News story he can’t afford the divorce settlement demanded by his wife.

--Josh Katzowitz

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