NFL: Marion Barber, former Cowboys player, dies at 38 | Video
Marion Barber IIIwho spent most of his career with the dallas cowboys, died at the age of 38, as reported by the Texan team.
We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III.
…He had a passion for the game and a love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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– We are Cowboys (@SomosCowboys) June 1, 2022
Barber retired in 2011 with the chicago bearsafter six years with the Texan squad, with which he stood out to the point of becoming the fourth player with the most rushing touchdowns in the entire history of the franchise with a total of 47.
suburban police frisco, texas, said on Wednesday that he was getting paid in a wellness check in an apartmentwhich is believed to be being rented by barber, to investigate a possible unattended death in the place. After reviewing the scene, it was concluded that it was the 38 year old former runner.
A few hours after the news, the account of Twitter of the Cowboys made the death of their former star official.
Marion he was an old-school, uncompromising football player who ran with the will to win every opportunity. He had a passion for the game and a love for his coaches and teammates.
Barber came to the NFL on the 2005 fourth round draft being selected by those in blue and silver, for whom he scored 47 times on the ground. In 2007his best season, was summoned to the Pro Bowl with 975 yards and 10 touchdowns. Sadly, after reaching the peak of his short seven-year career, their performance dropped considerably.
After being released by Dallas, the chicago bears they signed him for two seasons, but after suffering a calf muscle injury and having a quiet season with just 422 yards on 114 carries, Barber decided to announce his retirement on March 23, 2012.
It’s been 12 years since Dallas Cowboys running back coach Skip Peete coached Marion Barber III, but to this day Peete shows players film of Barber for tips on how to play the position in the NFL.
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Three years later, in 2015, it was detained and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation after receiving anonymous calls about the psychological state of the player. Police in Mansfield, a suburb of Dallas, stated that it was never clear who made the calls that provoked his response in that year.
The cause of death remains unknown and the only detail released is that the body was found in an apartment by a Frisco police unit investigating an unattended death at the scene.
(With information from TheScore)