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Tiki Barber Denies Using the C-Word

Aug 21, 2008 – 9:59 PM
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Michael David Smith

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Former New York Giants running back and current NBC newscaster Tiki Barber is taking issue with those who think he used the C-word about 30 seconds into this clip:

After that clip got the blogosphere buzzing today, Neil Best of Newsday contacted an MSNBC spokeswoman, who passed along Barber's denial:
"I would never disrespect a colleague and friend with that kind of language,'' Barber said from Beijing through an MSNBC spokeswoman, who said Barber had no idea of a budding controversy until she informed him of it.

"It's disappointing someone would intentionally misrepresent the hard work Jenna and I are doing.'' ...

MSNBC said in a statement, "Tiki and Jenna were discussing total medal count versus gold medal counts and Tiki's words were unclear.''

I don't think Barber meant to say what it sounded like he said. But it does sound like he said it.

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