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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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76.

mike    

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603 days ago
77.

Kim Baker    

This man has a serious disease and needs serious intervention. It such a shame but he has been taken over by this Demon.
I pray for him-He really is a good person w/an amazing talent!
Needs supporters-Not haters at this time!

603 days ago
78.

paulosfm    

Alcohol is his demon. Unless he gets into serious rehab or AA or unless he hits rock bottom (he's not there,yet) he has many troubles facing him. Sad what alcohol and fame can do to a man.

603 days ago
79.

colokelly    

Did he have his clothes on this time?

This makes me sad because I always loved his music.........and he was on Malock!!!

603 days ago
80.

txtimestopper    

If you want to find him to comment, just offer to buy him a drink...

603 days ago
81.

jeff oertel    

Um! Why were they in the church parking lot at 1 AM?

603 days ago
82.

Jason    

Most of the previous comments are idiotic. Let me educated you. He has a disease called alcoholism. Somebody close to him needs to call the coroner and have him placed in detox/recovery. He is to the point that he cannot kick this disease on his own. After detox, he is going to need long term behavioral therapy to teach him how to live life without alcohol/drugs. Don't judge him. Alcohol/drugs are no respecter of person's. I know this from first hand experience. His disease is no different from any other disease. He needs help..not judgement or critisism.

603 days ago
83.

kevin    

Who the hell is at church at 1 am? Old Randy has really gone downhill. Sad.

603 days ago
84.

all im sayin is    

I thought it was a squirrel that went berzerk!!!

603 days ago
85.

MrHarrybawls2010    

UPDATE: 11: 30 A.M. P.S.T. -- Randy Travis stumbled naked into another church and a priest ran after him, finally catching him by the organ...

603 days ago
86.

oink    

Just a Drunk. his songs will make people drink LOL

603 days ago
87.

Calinative    

Randy's going through it. And what is it with him and church's?

603 days ago
88.

mark    

aww, leave him alone. he is just having fun. i heard he is changing the name of his act to randy and the pud pullers.

603 days ago
89.

GRACE2STAND    

My what a nice bunch of folks here, bashing someone they don't even know, because of what is so far nothing more than a rumor. One witness said he was fully sobor, and came to the aid of a woman who was being assaulted. Yet you all choose to believe the BAD version of the story. What does that say about YOU?

603 days ago
90.

dave    

This man really needs help

603 days ago
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