Life after NFL a challenge for many

After living the dream on the field, players struggle with transition to real world

Originally Published: May 31, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Tiki Barber can't say exactly how the routine started a couple of years ago. He knows only that it came as easily to him as carrying the football for the New York Giants during his glory years. He'd start his mornings by rolling out of bed, eating a hearty breakfast and nestling into the couch in his Manhattan home. He might call his twin brother, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber, or a former teammate. After that, he'd sift through his Netflix account to see how best he could fill ...

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