The National Football League (NFL) is still in shock after the death of Marion Barber III, former Dallas Cowboys running back, was known on Wednesd
The National Football League (NFL) is still in shock after the death of Marion Barber III, former Dallas Cowboys running back, was known on Wednesday. Specifically, the Frisco police, in the suburbs of Dallas, released the information after conducting a review for social assistance purposes in the apartment that the 38-year-old American apparently rented. They had been alerted to an unreported death.
The Barbarian, as he was nicknamed, was considered “an old guard player, aggressive, who ran looking to win on every play”, as detailed by Los Cowboys on their social networks after his death was announced.
“He had a passion for the game and loved his coaches and teammates,” they added in a statement.
Marion Barber played for the Cowboys for six years and in 2011, in his last season, he defended the Chicago Bears. He was distinguished by his ability to score touchdowns as a running back. What’s more, he ranks fourth on the list of most rushing touchdowns in Dallas history. In 2007 he was chosen for his one and only ProBowl.
However, shortly after his retirement, he was diagnosed with mental health problems. In fact, three years after leaving the competition, he was arrested and transferred to a psychiatric hospital.
At the moment, the causes of his death are unknown. The police are carrying out the investigation to clarify the reasons, in a joint work with the forensic office.