Former NFL running back Marion Barber III was found dead by law enforcement officers in Texas.
Barber who was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears was found dead in his home in Fresco, Texas.
The former NFL star was only 38 years old and right now the cause of his death is unsure.
Barber’s death comes just days after Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney died in a car accident in Dallas, texas.
Former Cowboys and Bears RB Marion Barber III has died at the age of 38, the Cowboys said in a statement on Wednesday.
— ESPN (@espn) June 2, 2022
Espn had more on the story:
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.
Police in Frisco, Texas, said in a statement that they responded to a welfare concern Wednesday at an apartment they believed to be leased by Barber. Police said they were investigating an unattended death at the location but didn’t identify the individual in their statement.
RIP Marion Barber pic.twitter.com/GB9kE0xqDs
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 1, 2022
JUST IN: Marion Barber III, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who scored plenty of touchdowns without recording a 1,000-yard season, has died, the team said Wednesday. He was 38. https://t.co/VF35lExbpb
— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2022
ABC News covered the passing of Barber too:
Marion Barber III, the former Dallas Cowboys running back who is fourth in franchise history with 47 rushing touchdowns, has died, the team said Wednesday. He was 38.
Barber played a final season with Chicago in 2011 after spending his first six years with the Cowboys. He had issues with mental health after his career.
Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said Wednesday they made a welfare check at an apartment “believed to be leased” by Barber and were investigating an unattended death there.
The Cowboys, who have their headquarters in Frisco, said they were “heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III.”
“Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down,” the team said. “He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates.”