The medical examination report of former RB Marion Barber is out and according to the report, he died of an accidental heart stroke. According to CNN
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III, who was found dead in his Texas apartment in June, died of heatstroke, a medical examiner’s report says.
The manner of Barber’s death is listed as an “accident,” according to the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
On June 1, police responded to a welfare concern at an apartment believed to be leased by the 38-year-old in Frisco, just north of Dallas, where Barber was found.
Barber spent seven years in the NFL, six with the Cowboys, before ending his career with the Chicago Bears. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round in 2005 out of the University of Minnesota.
“Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down,” the Cowboys said in a statement after his death. “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.”
May he continue to rest in peace!
The former Minnesota Golden Gopher was a fourth-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005 and spent six seasons with the Cowboys. He had 24 combined touchdowns in 2006 and 2007 despite starting just one game those two seasons. Barber rushed for 654 yards and a career-high 14 TDs in 2006.
Barber had a career-high 975 yards rushing and 10 TDs in 2007, when he made his only Pro Bowl. His role and production declined from there, and he had career lows in carries, yards and touchdowns in his final year in Dallas in 2010. Barber played a final season with Chicago in 2011.
He had been struggling a bit during his post-NFL career, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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