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Agent: Tiki comeback not about $$$

Former National Football League player Tiki Barber listens

Former National Football League player Tiki Barber listens to testimony during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Capitol Hill. (Oct. 28, 2009) Credit: Getty Images

I guess all that time in the media really made Tiki Barber appreciate what it's like to be on this side of stories, because he has decided not to give any more interviews ... at least until there is something worth talking about like signing with a team.

That's what his agent, Mark Lepselter, told Neil Best today. Lepselter also addressed the idea promoted by many that Barber is coming back to the NFL to help pay some of his bills.

"I am familiar with Tiki's accountants," Lepselter said. "If any of those folks lending their opinions on Tiki's financial state are part of the firm, maybe they have more insight than I do."

Lepselter also said that the comments made by Antonio Pierce about Barber -- essentially calling him a bad dude in a locker room -- were not exactly Edward R. Murrow-like.

"He's paid to be objective and he's not objective," Lepselter said of Pierce.

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