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Former NFL Running Back Found Dead in Apartment at 38


Former NFL running back Marion Barber III has died at 38-years-old.

Barber was found dead in his apartment on Wednesday.

The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Police in Frisco, Texas were responding to a welfare concern at Barber’s apartment when they found him.

Barber spent six years as running back for the Dallas Cowboys before retiring after one season with the Chicago Bears.

He was known as a powerful runner, and was given the nickname “Marion the Barbarian” due to his refusal to give up on plays.

Many of his friends and NFL teammates reacted to Marion’s sad passing on social media.

ESPN has more on the passing of Marion Barber III:

Former Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber III has died at the age of 38, the Cowboys said in a statement Wednesday.

“We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III,” the team said. “Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down. He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

The cause of Barber’s death is unknown.

Here’s more on Barber’s passing from TMZ:

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III was found dead in his apartment on Wednesday. He was just 38 years old.

Barber — a Pro Bowler in 2007 — was found by Frisco Police, according to the Dallas Star-Telegram. Further information has not been made available.

Friends and fans paid their respect to the former Dallas Cowboy and Chicago Bear on Twitter:


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