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08/30/2011 06:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tiki Barber, Traci Lynn Johnson Engaged: Former Giants Star To Take New Bride

Sort-of-retired NFL running back Tiki Barber hasn't found a new NFL team yet, but he has found a new bride.

The former New York Giants star recently proposed to his 24-year-old girlfriend Traci Lynn Johnson, according to the New York Post.

Barber retired following the 2006 season to begin a career in television. Barber would eventually alienate some of his former teammates with comments made as a broadcaster. Without Barber, the Giants would go on to win the Super Bowl the following year. His life after football took a turn for the worse after he was fired as an NBC analyst. Reports eventually came out about an affair with Johnson, who was an intern at the network at the time.

Back in April of 2010, it was revealed that Barber had been having an affair with Johnson for two years while he was married. He eventually left his then-eight-months-pregnant wife Ginny Cha for the young blonde while his marriage ended in divorce.

Barber, who hired a PR agency last summer to repair his image, announced earlier this year that he was attempting a comeback to the NFL.

The 36-year-old told HBO that he needs football more than ever right now and explained that his off-field failures after retirement led to a yearlong depression.