Tiki Barber Calls Himself a 'Reverse Anne Frank'

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Talk about a strange analogy.

Football pro-turned-TV-star-turned-football-pro-hopeful Tiki Barber is catching a lot of heat for a comment he made to a Sports Illustrated reporter in which he compared himself to Anne Frank. The New York Post’s headline reads, “Tiki comparing self with Anne Frank just despicable” , and the Daily News declared, “Tiki Barber, trying to look smart by invoking Anne Frank in SI piece, just looks dumb.”

In the interview, Barber, who’s attempting a comeback after retiring in 2007, discussed his very public split from his eight-month-pregnant wife Ginny and subsequent relationship with a very young and very blonde NBC intern, Traci Johnson.

Barber said the intense media scrutiny forced him and his young girlfriend into hiding — in the attic of his Jewish agent, Mark Lepselter.

“Lep’s Jewish,” Barber said, “and it was like a reverse Anne Frank thing.”

Um… not quite, Tiki. No wonder the guy’s leaving the broadcast world.

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