At his formal retirement press conference in Tampa today, longtime Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber confirmed that he plans to work in television this season. But he wouldn’t say which network he plans to work for.
“I’m not ready to say what I’m doing or where I’m going,” Barber said. “But, yes, I’ll be somewhere. Me and my manager have had a plan for a lot of years, met with guys in the offseason for the past three or four years. You’ve seen my mug on TV. I enjoy doing it. You’ll know soon enough.”
Barber also said he believes the team he’s leaving behind is well on its way to building a title contender, although he acknowledged that he’d have mixed emotions if they won a Super Bowl the year after he retired.
“There’s no reason they shouldn’t be successful. I expect them to. Now, I’ll be pissed if they do it this year, probably,” Barber said.
Ronde’s twin brother knows just how that feels.