Former Running Back Marion Barber’s Cause of Death Revealed

Another former NFL player who’s left us too soon.

According to reports, former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III died of heat stroke, police said Monday. In a statement, police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said the Collin County medical examiner had ruled Barber’s death an accident. A police spokesman provided no further details on the circumstances surrounding the 38-year-old’s death.

A spokesperson for the Frisco police released the following statement: “Officers are currently out on a welfare concern, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time.”

The Cowboys released a statement after news of Barber’s death was released.

“We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III,” the statement reads. “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.”

In 2012, Barber decided to retire from the NFL after playing one season with the Chicago Bears.


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