REPORT: Former NFL RB Marion Barber Found Dead In Texas

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Former NFL running back Marion Barber has reportedly died.

The former Dallas Cowboys running back was found dead in his Frisco, Texas, apartment Wednesday at the age of 38 by law enforcement officers, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

A cause of death is unknown at this time, but a spokesperson for the police department told the publication, “Officers are currently out on a welfare concern, but we are unable to provide any further information at this time.”

It is amazing how many athletes we’ve seen die over the past couple months. It’s truly beyond words and Barber is just the latest athlete to get added to the list.

I would caution people to not speculate about what happened until more information comes out.

Whenever you read something about a welfare check and the police, it’s easy to jump to the worst possible conclusion, but we definitely don’t need to do that.

All we know is that police conducted a welfare check and they reportedly found Barber dead. It’s an incredibly sad situation. Hopefully, the public is able to learn about the details behind his death as quickly as possible.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very sad and tragic time.