Tiki Barber Leaving Pregnant Wife for "Babysitter", 23?

Former Giant Tiki Barber is one of those guys that has such a squeaky clean image that it seems hard to imagine what he is being accused of: not only leaving his pregnant wife (twins!) of 11 years when she’s due any day, but taking up with a 23-year-old blond college girl who–according to reports–lied to people that she was actually “babysitting” Barber’s kids. The rumors start running pretty wild after that (allegations that he spent the night hiding in her dorm room) but we have to wonder how much longer The Today Show will keep it’s special correspondent around? Then  again, maybe NBC is looking to spice up it’s morning show, maybe with Tiki interviewing Tiger Woods and Jesse James?

Tiki Barber’s 23-year-old girlfriend convinced her family she was baby-sitting for the ex-Giants star as their romance heated up and his marriage fell apart.  Blond beauty Traci Johnson’s father and aunt both believed the former NBC intern was helping out – instead of hooking up with – the three-time All-Pro and father of two.  “That’s what [her dad] Ernest told me,” said Johnson family neighbor Bob Drabik.

Johnson’s aunt, who lives near her small hometown of Pine Bush in upstate Orange County, confirmed that family members believed the stunner was taking care of Barber’s children. But a source close to the Barbers called the baby-sitting tale “100% categorically untrue.”  What’s not disputed is that Barber – who turned 35 Wednesday – split from his eight months pregnant wife after 11 years in a move that came out of the Big Blue.  The elusive running back spoke often about his dedication to family, particularly because his own father abandoned the Barbers when Tiki and his twin, Ronde, were just 4.  But Barber had clearly found a constant companion in Johnson, a former honors student at a small Catholic college overlooking the Hudson River.

Ex-Giant star Tiki Barber’s girlfriend, Traci Johnson, told her family she was just babysitting

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