Heat stroke blamed for former Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber’s accidental death
According to officials who spoke with FOX3 on Monday, Marion Barber III, a former star for the Dallas Cowboys, passed away from heat stroke.
The “accident” nature of Barber’s passing was determined to have been the cause of death by the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
On June 1, the Frisco Police Department in Texas found Barber’s body. He was only 38 at the time.
According to statements made by his attorney, Zoltan Papp, the former running back, who had been selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, had not exhibited any warning signs of difficulty before to his passing.
Papp stated that Barber had created a trucking business, and that he had also spent a significant portion of the past several years attempting to assist children living in inner cities while also advocating for social justice.
During his seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL), six of which were spent with the Cowboys and one of which was spent with the Bears, Marion Barber rushed for 4,780 yards and 53 running touchdowns in a total of 99 games.