Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! http://bit.ly/LearnGuitarAndroid http://www.facebook.com/MahaloNews Like us on Facebook! Visit the official Mahalo page: http://www.mahalo.com/tiki-barber-compares-himself-to-anne-frank Former running back for the Giants Tiki Barber has compared himself to, of all people, holocaust victim Anne Frank. Barber, who's attempting an NFL comeback at age 36 after retiring in 2007 to pursue a TV career, made the strange comparison during an interview for a May issue of Sports Illustrated. During the interview, Barber recounted his public split from his wife Ginny in 2009 and his subsequent relationship with young NBC intern Traci Johnson. Because of the harsh media reaction, Barber and Johnson apparently sought refuge in the New Jersey attic of his agent, Mark Lepselter.? "Lep's Jewish," Barber said, "and it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing." The comment's intended humor is up for debate, but one thing that remains certain is the media is once again scolding Barber. Lepselter has come to his client's defense in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com by saying, "In a world where nothing surprises me, when things get completely blown out of proportion, this only adds to the list." Lepselter added, "Let me remind all those who want to make this more than it is: Tiki was a guest of (president) Shimon Peres in Israel five years ago."? The Giants, who maintain Barber's rights, have said they will release him when the NFL labor situation is resolved. Sources: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-05-26/agent-comes-to-tiki-barbers-defense http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=6594980&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2011/05/24/yep-tiki-barber-once-compared-himself-to-anne-frank/ http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31751_162-20066463-10391697.html http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/2011/05/26/2011-05-26_tiki_barber_exgiants_running_back_compares_himself_to_holocaust_victim_anne_fran.html?r=sports http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/tasteless_tiki_VgoV055eG1W8NCF6bbwE8J http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/timing_tiki_plays_field_TMZxMDNXxvBbNgVBToZL8O
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