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Randy Travis

Cited in Church Fight

'Extremely Intoxicated'

8/24/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:00 PM PT -- Travis had "bloodshot" eyes and torn clothing following the incident ... this according to the police report.

11:38 AM PT --
A source close to Randy tells TMZ, the singer was NOT drunk, nor had he been drinking. The source says Randy's fiancee and her estranged husband were arguing over visitation of their son and things got violent ... so Randy jumped in.

7:45 AM PT --
The Plano Police Department tells TMZ ... Travis was cited for simple assault. We're told officials believe Randy was the primary aggressor.

Cops say ... there was a "family argument" taking place between a man and a woman ... and Randy got involved.

Randy's lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells TMZ ... the woman in the argument is Randy's fiancee, who was arguing with her estranged husband ... when Randy entered the situation. 

Friedman says, "Randy Travis was the only man that came to the rescue ... fortunately even today chivalry is not dead”

Another man was also involved in the fight, but cops say it wasn't the husband.

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More trouble for Randy Travis ... TMZ has learned the embattled singer was involved in a FIGHT in a church parking lot in Texas early this morning.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops responded to the church around 1 AM after receiving a tip about two men fighting in the parking lot.

We're told Travis was taken to the hospital after the fight. One source tells us Randy appeared to be "extremely intoxicated."

We're told the fight was over a girl.

Travis has had serious problems with alcohol -- he was arrested for DWI earlier this month after cops say they found the singer naked at the scene of a car crash.

And Travis was busted for public intoxication back in February after cops say he was hammered in a different church parking lot.

Attempts to reach Travis were unsuccessful.

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151.

txcn    

omg, he is so sick, he is an addict and will die of his addiction. Instead of making excuses for him those close to him, need to quit denying and making excuses for him, because he is doing enough of that on his own. He can't help himself, and if those close to him don't, his coffin will be splatted all over TMZ soon!!

735 days ago
152.

Tripper    

Can't say I've ever heard of Randy Travis. Is he an ex back up singer for Metallica? If so, the cpl of things he's done, fighting over a girl, running around naked while drunk..that's probably nothing compared to what some of the other members in Metallica have likely done that we don't even know about. But whoever he is, he seems pretty normal to me. If he's one of these drunks that has a staggering problem when drunk, maybe he should buy one of those Irenew braceletts. I heard you have perfect balance when wearing one. Heck, one might not even know he was drunk if he wasn't staggering at the time....big deal if he had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his voice at the time tho. He could always blame that on the pollen in the air.

735 days ago
153.

Morena    

Who says this man's problem is all alcohol related? How about "coke". and other drugs?

735 days ago
154.

rash on my ass    

this is funny watch lmao http://youtu.be/GUgNP0v228Y

734 days ago
155.

Whytry?    

TMZ... He had not been drinking! Why did you put "extremely intoxicated" as a part of your headline? Oh, that's right, you always report lies and half-truths.

733 days ago
156.

PCalef    

He really needs to learn what churches are really for.

732 days ago
157.

su    

Randy...ever hear of home devotions? maybe that's where you should be praying. At home! Stay off the streets and out of churches!

729 days ago
158.

Marilynn Reeves    

A man without G-D is like a boat without water---Worthless and Useless. Had hoped Pastor Hagee would help him turn his life around and stay with the one who never forsakes or leaves us. This maybe G-D's wake up call to Randy. Pray he makes the right choice.

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