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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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61.

wendy    

gotta feel bad for him

707 days ago
62.

Big D    

Ok all you country stars, and friends of Randy Travis it's time to get involved. It's apparent he an alcoholic and needs help. Help him now before it's to late.

707 days ago
63.

rainbow4321    

Accckkk! He is sure making the rounds..this is my city now. The whole naked this was in the county north of us..Grayson. Now this stunt is in Plano, Collin County! At one of our megachurchs, Prestonwood Baptist (huge, huge, huge church, almost a mini city in itself) over in the rich part of town. Local paper is saying he and his "girlfriend" had a fight.

707 days ago
64.

Brenda    

Randy...What is wrong with you? You are throwing your life away for booze and getting into trouble...Smarten up...

707 days ago
65.

Susan    

Get the net! Can't this guy stay home and drink or man up and get to rehab. It's a bad country song

707 days ago
66.

Mhaines    

VERY poor reporting & writing. To headline this as "a church fight", when the altercation took place in the parking lot is misleading, to say the least.

707 days ago
67.

Kevin Lee Kallvet    

Someone sit Randy down and have him watch a movie that he was in...The Wager...this movie will help Randy know where he is in his life right now. RANDY TRAVIS The WAGER..Faith is found when tested, well buddy you are being tested right now in your life. From Best-Selling Author Bill Myers. Great Movie!!

707 days ago
68.

hoosierhelen    

Good Grief Randy! Generally speaking, one does not fight in church parking lots. Perhaps in the future take your arguments out in a text message or at least in a bar parking lot? Interesting....there really isn't much happening at 1am in my church parking lot?

707 days ago
69.

scooter    

FROM WFFA (who actually has a reported in Plano, Tx: Plano police confirmed Travis was cited for a simple assault. Authorities said they received a disturbance call around 10 p.m. after Travis' girlfriend and her estranged husband became involved in an argument in the parking lot of the Prestonwood Baptist Church. At some point, Travis apparently became involved, police said.

Travis was not arrested and there was no indication he was intoxicated in the police report.

707 days ago
70.

willyB    

instead of "pickin up bones" he going to "pick'in up trash" along the highway.

707 days ago
71.

babs69    

I still believe his sexuality is his problem. To me that is why he married his manager. He is suffering because he feels he can not let the country music community know he is gay. Randy, your fans will still love you.

707 days ago
72.

babs69    

I truly believe Randy is suffering because of his true sexuality. That is why he married his manager many years ago. He is so afraid for the Country Music Community to find out he is gay. Randy your fans will still love you. Admit it and get well.

707 days ago
73.

msjakeman2    

When I wonder will someone reach out to help him. He's obviously got an alcohol problem.

707 days ago
74.

Nvts    

This guy is nuts... NVTS...nuts!

707 days ago
75.

Sir Winston    

Why doesn't this guy admit he's gay.Maybe then his problems would be solved.

707 days ago
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