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Former NFL player Marion Barber III has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The NFL has been rocked by another death. This is their second death in the past three days.

One death was from an active NFL player. The second was from a retired player.

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Both players had ties to Minnesota. And they both died in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney was killed in a car accident early Monday morning. Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III was found dead in an apartment on Wednesday.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet for Barber III. He was 38.

The police were called to do a welfare check to Barber III’s apartment in Frisco, Texas. Once they arrived, they found Barber III deceased.

Frisco, Texas is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Barber III would have been 39 on June 10th.

Barber III was a Plymouth, Minnesota native. He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft.

He played for the Cowboys from 2005 through 2010. His final season in the league came with the Chicago Bears in 2011.

In his career, he had 1,156 carries for 4,780 yards and 53 touchdowns. He also had 179 receptions for 1,330 yards and six additional touchdowns.

Gladney died in Dallas, Texas. The Texas native was a 2020 first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings.

He spent just one season with the Vikings in 2020. After a sexual assault claim by his then-girlfriend, he was released by the Vikings.

He did not play during the 2021 season. Once he was cleared of the charges against him at the time, he eventually signed with the Arizona Cardinals in March.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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