Former NFL running back Marion Barber was found dead on Wednesday, June 1; in his Texas apartment.
Barber played seven years in the NFL, and he played for six seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2005-2011). He played his final season (2012) with the Chicago Bears. After his retirement from football; he struggled with mental health and got caught up with the law which involved arrests in 2018 and 2019.
The 38 year old was found unresponsive in his Frisco Texas apartment. But, nonetheless investigators say they don’t expect any foul play. However a former teammate of Barber’s named Terrence Newman; gave a rather disturbing account of the last time he saw the former Dallas Cowboys player. Newman claims seeing Marion at a gas station left him feeling ‘scared’; after seeing him walk briskly in the rain toward the gas station. Finally, when Newman arrived at the gas station, he described Barber as someone “who had fallen on hard times.”
He goes on to say “He wasn’t doing too well…he looked bad…like a different person; like he couldn’t function,” Newman said of his friend. “When I tell you I was scared; I thought he might swing on me.”
The Cowboys Delivered A Statement
In a statement on Barber’s death; the Cowboys described the former running back as as “old-school, hard-nosed football player” who always ran to win at every down.
“He had a passion for the game, and love for his coaches and teammates,” the statement said. “Our hearts go out to Marion’s family and friends during this difficult time.”