Marion Barber III dies at 38
The cause of his death remains not known.
“We are devastated by the tragic loss of Marion Barber III,” the Cowboys declared in an announcement. “Marion was a classic tough-nosed footballer who was determined to be successful on every play.
“He was passionate about the game, and had a love for his teammates and coaches. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marion’s family and friends at this time of sorrow.”
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the police in Frisco, Texas, responded to a welfare check in the apartment believed to have been leased by Barber following a complaint from a resident about leaky water. Police then gained entry into the property.
“Frisco police responded to a welfare issue in an apartment believed to be rented from Marion Barber,” police spokesperson Joshua Lovell said. “Frisco Police and The Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating a death that was not attended to at the scene.”
Barber was selected as a fourth-rounder during the 2005 NFL Draft out of Minnesota. He was a player for the Cowboys between 2005 and 2006 and was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2007. Barber led players with 975 yards of rushing and ten touchdowns the following season.
Barber was a part of the Bears after the Cowboys were forced to let him go after their 2010 football season. Barber finished his seven-year career with 53 touchdowns and 4,780 yards through 1,156 carries across 99 games. The receiver also caught 179 balls, resulting in 1,330 yards, and scored six times.
Barber’s running style was physical and athletic, earning “Marion Barbarian.” His athletic style earned him the nickname “Marion Barbarian,” He was a favorite of Cowboys fans.
“The NFL mourns the tragic loss of Marion Barber III and we send our deepest sympathy to his loved ones and family members,” the league The statement was made in a statement.
The NFL mourns the tragic loss of Marion Barber III and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/NzP9jVeTyp— NFL (@NFL) June 2, 2022
Following his retirement at the end of the 2011 season, Barber’s life was in a downward spiral.
In 2014, Barber had been detained by the police of Mansfield, Texas, for an evaluation of his mental health. Then, he was detained in 2019 for two misdemeanor criminal mischief in connection with a couple of incidents during which the accused was charged with damaging two vehicles while driving through Frisco.
Two separate incidents occurred in the year 2018, according to NBC 5, which is located in Dallas, Fort Worth. A witness said that Barber ran at the cars and caused several dents on the sides of the vehicles.
“As I look at this video, and me being aware of precisely what Marion Barber’s life is unfolding and right now is why I started @personalcorner,” Bryant wrote. “I cannot even appreciate it, because he’s down and out terrible. We’re nothing more than a statistic and moment for the majority of people.”