Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber dead at 38

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber dead at 38

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber dead at 38 Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner Jun 1, 2022 1 hr ago Comments Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save

Former NFL player Marion Barber was found dead in his apartment by Frisco, Texas, police on Wednesday, sources told local media.

The cause of death was not immediately clear. Barber was 38.

‘Officers are currently out on a welfare concern, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time,’ a Frisco police spokesperson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Dallas Cowboys, his former team, confirmed Barber was found unresponsive, NBC 5 reported.

Frisco is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

Then-Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber runs drills during an OTA at the teams training facility Monday, May 24, 2010 in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Barber, who played football in college in Minnesota, became a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. He played for the team from 2005 to 2010, and then for the Chicago Bears for the 2011 season. He retired before the following season.

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In the years that followed his retirement, Barber was taken by police to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and faced criminal mischief charges on allegations that he charged and damaged two cars while running in Texas.

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