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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III is found dead in his apartment

Former Dallas Cowboys star running back Marion Barber III was found dead in his apartment on Wednesday. 

His demise comes only one week earlier than his thirty ninth birthday, on June 10.

It stays unclear what led as much as his demise, however the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Frisco, Texas police responded to a welfare test at Barber’s apartment on Wednesday as a result of somebody in the advanced had referred to as a few water leak coming from his apartment.

The police then compelled their approach in, and reportedly found Barber dead. They at the moment are investigating the demise, together with the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In an announcement, the Dallas Cowboys mentioned: ‘We are heartbroken by the tragic demise of Marion Barber III.

‘Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed soccer participant who ran with the desire to win each down. He had a ardour for the sport, and love for his coaches and teammates.

‘Our hearts exit to Marion’s household and mates throughout this troublesome time.’

The Chicago Bears additionally despatched its condolences to his household, and the NFL tweeted Wednesday night time: ‘We prolong our deepest condolences to his household and family members.’

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead Wednesday at his apartment in Frisco, Texas at the age of 38

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead Wednesday at his apartment in Frisco, Texas on the age of 38

Police were reportedly responding to a call about water leaking from his apartment when they found him dead. He is seen here signing autographs for a young fan in 2010

Police have been reportedly responding to a name about water leaking from his apartment once they found him dead. He is seen right here signing autographs for a younger fan in 2010

 

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett tweeted that Marion Barber's style of play was infectious and he will truly miss him

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett tweeted that Marion Barber’s type of play was infectious and he’ll really miss him

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant called for unity following Barber's death

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant referred to as for unity following Barber’s demise

Barber got here from a football-loving household, with his dad, Marion Jr., and brother, Dominique, additionally taking part in in the NFL. His youthful brother, Thomas, performed for the University of Minnesota as properly. 

It doesn’t seem that he had a associate or youngsters. 

He began his soccer career as a running back for the University of Minnesota, earlier than becoming a member of the Cowboys as a fourth-round decide in the 2005 – 2006 season.

Barber went on to play seven years in the NFL, together with six for the Cowboys, between 2005 and 2011 and one season with the Chicago Bears.

He retired earlier than the beginning of the 2012 season. 

Over the span of his career, Barber eared 4,780 dashing yards and 53 dashing touchdowns. His running type even earned him the nickname “Marion the Barbarian.”

His teammates remembered him on Wednesday as a quiet and respectful man off the sector, who was punishing whereas he competed.

‘His bodily type and relentless spirit have been infectious,’ former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett tweeted.

‘It was unattainable to not discover No. 24! He leaped off the tape,’ he mentioned, including: ‘I can keep in mind numerous runs the place he would maintain the play alive.

‘Say it is a sweep to 1 facet, and also you get hit and there is nothing there, and you would be like “go down deep, reverse the field,” six guys would sort out him, he’d shake them off. It was unimaginable.

‘Hw all the time sought out contact,’ Garrett mentioned. ‘He all the time delivered the blow. His type of play was infectious.’

In 2007, Barber’s 65 yards and landing dashing in a forty five – 35 season opening win towards the New York Giants put the Cowboys on a path to complete tied for the NFC’s greatest report, USA Today reviews.

But he by no means complained about something, in keeping with former teammate Greg Ellis, who informed USA Today that Barber ‘epitomized what it means to be humble.’

And, Garrett mentioned: ‘As nice a participant as Marion was, he was a fair higher particular person.

‘He liked his teammates and his coaches! His teammates and coaches liked him!

‘Anyone who had the nice fortune to be round him is aware of the affect he made on all of the individuals in his life,’ Garrett mentioned. ‘He made us all higher!’

‘Marion was so real, so selfless, so giving,’ he continued. ‘He would run by means of the wall for you, and he all the time had your back.

‘I completely love Marion Barber, and can miss him very a lot.’ 

Over the course of his career, Barber eared 4,780 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns. His running style even earned him the nickname

Over the course of his career, Barber eared 4,780 dashing yards and 53 dashing touchdowns. His running type even earned him the nickname “Marion the Barbarian.” He is pictured in a recreation towards the New York Giants in 2009

Following his retirement, Barber fell on hard times and was arrested in 2019 for damaging multiple cars while running

Following his retirement, Barber fell on exhausting instances and was arrested in 2019 for damaging a number of automobiles whereas running

The NFL expressed its condolences to the Barber family after former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III was found dead in his apartment

The NFL expressed its condolences to the Barber household after former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III was found dead in his apartment

But since he retired from the sport, Barber has fallen on exhausting instances.

He has been hospitalized twice for psychological well being evaluations, the Star-Tribune reviews, and in 2019, he was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of prison mischief for damaging a number of automobiles whereas running.

A witness mentioned on the time that Barber charged towards their automobile, inflicting giant dents to the facet of their automobiles. 

Barber pleaded no contest to shut out the case in April, TMZ reviews.

Last year, former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant tweeted that he might now not get pleasure from watching outdated highlights of Barber ‘as a result of he is down and out dangerous.

‘We are only a stat and moments to most individuals.’ 

And in a tweet on Wednesday, Bryant wrote: ‘This is actual life, it may be any of us.

‘We want one another, we want unity.’

He defined in a video assertion together with the tweet: ‘I see the issue amongst ourselves.

‘We cannot be strolling round right here pondering it isn’t going to be me, trigger there’s been extra me’s than anybody of y’all might think about.

‘RIP to all our fallen troopers,’ he concluded. 

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