Former Cowboy NFL Player Marion Barber Mental Health Death Cause: Covid And Illness Discussed

Marion Barber died of heart stroke

Marion Barber, an American professional football player was found dead in June at the age of 38. After a little more than a month, the NFL community finally discovered the tragic cause of Pro Bowl running back Marion Barber's passing.

According to reports, Barber suffered from heat stroke and died. Texas' Collin County Medical Examiner's Office has determined that he died in an accident.

Marion played professionally in American football for seven seasons as a running back for the National Football League (NFL).

He was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft after playing college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

NFL: Was Marion Barber Vaccinated?

Barber Marion died at the age of 33, but there is no proof that the vaccination had anything to do with it. In fact, Marion Barber's vaccination record isn't available online, which led some people to question whether vaccines may reveal conspiracy theorists.

Former running back Marion of the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys passed away from heat stroke. According to a statement from the Frisco police department in the Dallas suburb of Collin County, Barber's death was determined to be an accident. No other information regarding the 38-year-passing old's was given by a police official.

Barber made his only Pro Bowl in 2007 when he rushed for a career-high 975 yards and scored 10 touchdowns.

From that point on, his role and output decreased, and in his final season with Dallas in 2010, he recorded career lows in carries, yards, and touchdowns. In 2011, Barber spent his last season playing for Chicago.

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Marion Barber Mental Health

It was well known that Marion Barber had a history of physical and mental health issues. After his retirement, Barber apparently experienced mental health issues, and after being detained in Mansfield in 2014, he was sent for a mental health evaluation.

Due to his actions, while jogging, Marion was charged with two counts of criminal mischief in 2019. He entered a not guilty plea, and in April 2022, he was given a one-year probationary period, 60 hours of community service, and a $2,000 fine.

Following his retirement from sports, late NFL running back Barber faced a number of obstacles on a personal and legal level. The Chicago Bears agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with Barber on July 30, 2011.  

The Chicago Bears' backup running back spot following Matt Forte was won by Barber over Chester Taylor.

Marion Barber Died From Heart Stroke

Marion Barber was discovered dead inside his apartment on June 1, Frisco, Texas, and the cause of his death was heart stroke,

According to a Frisco police incident report that USA Today was able to obtain, authorities were summoned to the location after a neighbor discovered water seeping from Barber's apartment.

Officers found Barber's apartment with the thermostat set to 91 degrees and the bathtub faucet running, according to the medical report. Additionally, police discovered exercise equipment in the flat.

In June, Barber's father Marion Barber II informed the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram that his son's body was already deteriorating when police arrived, indicating that he had likely passed away days before being discovered.

According to the police report, Barber had not spoken to his family for six days before his body was found.

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