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Outrage as NFL star Tiki Barber compares his troubles to life of Holocaust victim (Anne Frank)
Daily Mail UK ^ | May 26, 2011

Posted on 05/26/2011 11:02:52 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Disgraced American football star Tiki Barber faced fresh controversy today after comparing his fall from grace to the life of Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, the former Giants star and TV personality, compared living in his Jewish agent's attic to doing a, 'reverse Anne Frank thing.'

The comments are the latest in a string of gaffes and scandals that have plagued Barber since his professional playing career ended in 2006.

In the Sports Illustrated article Barber, 36, spoke of moving with his 23-year-old girlfriend Traci Johnson into the house of his agent Mark Lepselter. He joked the couple were hiding out in Mr Lepselter's attic.

Mr Barber said: 'Lep’s Jewish. It was like a reverse Anne Frank thing.'

This latest controversy comes after Barber announced in March he would attempt an NFL comeback, five years after retiring from the game.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: annefrank; tikibarber

1 posted on 05/26/2011 11:02:56 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tiki’s a very bitter guy. The Giants winning the Super Bowl the season after he retired messed with his head in a big way. But he was always somewhat of a malcontent.


2 posted on 05/26/2011 11:05:14 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Don’t like the Tik but the comment made me chuckle.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 11:06:41 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He's living in an attic. He's comparing his living arrangement to the arrangement that Anne Frank had.

Probably a dumb thing to do in any event, but I don't think he's saying "my troubles are as bad as Anne Frank's". This seems like the press making a mountain out of a molehill.

4 posted on 05/26/2011 11:07:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Cyman

Ditto. This is a non-event.


5 posted on 05/26/2011 11:08:16 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pretty witty. Like I always say, f### ‘em if they can’t take a joke.


6 posted on 05/26/2011 11:10:09 AM PDT by keat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Over reaction to a stupid joke by Tiki Barber. Hey, he’s just a ballplayer, I’m surprised he even knows who Anne Frank is. His life since retiring is truly a train-wreck though.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 11:10:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Over reaction to a stupid joke by Tiki Barber. Hey, he’s just a ballplayer, I’m surprised he even knows who Anne Frank is. His life since retiring is truly a train-wreck though.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 11:10:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, I’m sure this millionaire’s life sucks so badly....


9 posted on 05/26/2011 11:12:02 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce
Yeah, I’m sure this millionaire’s life sucks so badly....

He retired 4 years ago and is now trying to get back into the NFL.

That tells me that he probably isn't such a millionaire anymore.

10 posted on 05/26/2011 11:17:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wow, Who would have thought that Tiki’s a German Nazi.


11 posted on 05/26/2011 11:20:09 AM PDT by BBell
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To: Rummyfan

Yeah, it’s a non-event, a stupid mis-characterization, and an over-reaction. But let me set another scene for you:

White football player, down on his luck, is hired as a caretaker for a black football star’s home and grounds. He jokes about the situation being a ‘reverse 1800’s plantation thing.’

The scenario is identical, but whaddya wanna bet that he’s labeled a racist from all corners?


12 posted on 05/26/2011 11:23:15 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: wideawake
That tells me that he probably isn't such a millionaire anymore.

After all the thousands of people who want to play for the NFL (but are never asked), it's hard to feel sorry for this crybaby.
13 posted on 05/26/2011 11:26:35 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Barber’s got good taste in his women - Arnold should take a page from this guy’s book. Personally I think the wife is actually slightly better looking than the 23 year old girlfriend.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 11:28:35 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ClearCase_guy

I totally agree with you. I’m actually kind of surprised a football player even knows the reference


15 posted on 05/26/2011 11:28:42 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A stupid attempt at a joke does not an Anti-Semite make!


16 posted on 05/26/2011 11:29:05 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Very, stupid comment, but I don’t think he meant to compare his suffering to Anne Frank’s . It seems more like a bad “Jewish attic” joke, than a bad holocaust joke.

Maybe Tiki should audition to take Steve Carell’s spot as the boss on “The Office”. That “joke” sounds just like something Michael Scott (or Joe Biden) would say.

At any rate, I think we have enough evidence to conclude that Ronde is not the evil twin in the Barber family. :)


17 posted on 05/26/2011 11:30:37 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’d like to look up his girlfriends dress, though. Pretty nice except fog the fact she went with this crapbag when his wife was pregnant with twins.

Why a comeback? He was never all that even in his prime.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 11:31:11 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Outrage as NFL star Tiki Barber
Outrage as NFL star HAS BEEN Tiki Barber ...
19 posted on 05/26/2011 11:41:01 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This idiot has just redefined “stupid!” He should remain unemployed, and should accept discrimination against him as the norm because being this dumb should bar one from being in the society.


20 posted on 05/26/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pitiful and shameful, what an idiot!!!


21 posted on 05/26/2011 12:02:20 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tiki, you’re a DUMB %$$!


22 posted on 05/26/2011 12:11:30 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: atc23

>>>Why a comeback? He was never all that even in his prime.<<<

I’m a Jets fan, so I was never a Tiki fan, but I have to admit he put up some monster numbers his last five years (especially the last 3). He rushed for over 100 yard per game those last 3 years, with a yard per rush average of about 5 and caught nearly 60 passes a year.

BTW, does anyone know the release date for Tiki’s new book, “Diary of a Cheating, Dumb Jock”? :)


23 posted on 05/26/2011 1:30:42 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: alancarp

excellent point.


24 posted on 05/26/2011 3:20:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Holocaust is always good for a joke.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 3:27:46 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, Blacks came out of the closet with their Nation of Islam “diversity” stance towards Jewish people.

They made clear that when it came to being victims, the suffering of the Jews was nothing compared to African Americans. It was wierd.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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