The NFL community has been hit hard this offseason with the death of players. It continued on Wednesday with the news that former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was found dead in an apartment.
There were no details at this time on a cause of death or any other surrounding circumstances, but that has since changed.
According to a report from the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, Barber’s body was found underneath a shower in his apartment. He had likely been there for days, according to reports.
“They are just using tissue as they dig further into the cause of death,” Barber Jr. said. “They are ruling out things. They haven’t seen any trauma, no foul substances in his body. His lungs were in working order. The heart and veins around the heart were good. They are ruling things out. Right now, we are just waiting.”
Barber fell on hard times after his retirement, with some mental health and legal issues. His former teammate Dez Bryant posted about Barber’s challenges on Twitter last year:
Barber was a star in college at Minnesota, and then a long-time Cowboys running back from 2005 to 2010. He was a Pro Bowler for the first and only time in 2007. Barber finished his career with 4,780 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns.
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