On the bright side, his legs should be plenty fresh for his inevitable NFL comeback attempt.
That's pretty much it, bright side-wise, if you're
First, the obvious lesson: Don't cheat on your wife. It never works out. N-E-V-E-R. The second, even more obvious lesson: Don't cheat on your wife when she's eight months pregnant. Not when you're a football player, not when you're a doctor, not when you're a plumber, not when you're a sportswriter -- and especially not when you're a correspondent for a wildly popular morning television program that counts women between the ages of 30 and 50 as its core demographic. Call me old fashioned, but for some reason the ladies aren't all that interested in receiving Mother's Day tips from a man who left his wife for a 23-year-old intern.
If you haven't heard (and the odds of that are awfully slim), the Tiki Barber we all knew and loved is in ruins. According to the
Thank god for sports.
Much like a bottle of cherry Mad Dog 20/20, professional athletics will always be there for its own. No transgression is too horrid, no handcuffs too thick, no infidelity too graphic. Think about it. How many dogs did
Sure, Tiki Barber is 35-years old and three years removed from his last NFL season. Sure, he has been exposed as a dog. But if normal people have one life and cats have nine, professional athletes are gifted with, on average, 4,543,212. In other words, we've been down this road before, over and over and over again.
Hence, here is what will happen to Barber in the ensuing months:
There is no hesitation.
"It's a dream come true," Barber says. "A dream come true."