Barber’s agent, Mark Lepselter, confirmed the Fox deal to TheBigLead.com. “Ronde is excited to be joining the network,” he said. Lepselter wouldn’t elaborate on Barber’s role at Fox.
Fox Sports is rolling out its new TV channel, Fox Sports 1, in August, and it’s safe to assume we’ll see Barber on various programs as an NFL analyst. Will he be in the booth for football games on Fox this fall? Will they start him out on the sideline?
Last week, it was reported Fox was closing in on two other former NFL players, Donovan McNabb and Trevor Pryce. It seems pretty clear Fox’s first order of business with the new network is to push the NFL and soccer. America’s No. 1 sport and the world’s No. 1 sport.