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Randy Travis

Cited in Church Fight

'Extremely Intoxicated'

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

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.

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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We're praying that Randy gets his life turned around, and finds true peace and happiness through God! He would have the ability to touch so many different lives in a positive manner through his music and speaking; and that is what this world could certainly use more of. Even though some little minded and shallow hearted people would never let him live these things down, that's okay; Randy could just write a song about them, something about unforgiveness and hypocrits. Wish we could check out the "closets" of those making the nasty and cruel comments to see what skeletons they have hiding.:) Oh well. . . .God knows!

793 days ago


TMZ, I hope you check out the facts from now on of any story about anyone before doing what you did today and adding to any part of the rumors that turn out to be false. This is TMZ right, and not the National Enquirer???!!

793 days ago


Randy, you are in my prayers brother. We all go through tough times and have to battle our own demons. For those of you who are doing nothing but bashing...remember "let he who hasn't sinned cast the first stone." Give thanks for all you have everyday. Life is short, love all you can. God bless each of you.

793 days ago


Well, he's guaranteed his girlfriend will NOT get custody of her son as long as she's with him. Who would let a child be around him in his current state?

793 days ago


So it looks like TMZ reported FALSE information Again! Way to jump on a story and make stuff up! So he was not drinking and may have even come to the womans (his fiance's) aid in a scuffle. TMZ should be ashamed with their poor journalism

793 days ago


Randy was once a good country singer and I thought a good man. I didn't even know he was no longer with his wife. He has shamed himself terribly.

793 days ago

Tracy Lalonde    

Why does the article say he was "extremely Intoxicated" when the whole article says was NOT drunk?

793 days ago


I fight Randy too if I knew he was anywhere near me kid!

793 days ago


C'mon TMZ-WHY do you try and insinuate things by saying ". . .bloodshot eyes . . . . ."? YOU are just fueling the fire of rumor and speculation even after it was said that it didn't appear that he was drinking. Did you ever consider that just maybe Randy was up late last night, or something?? The slant and spin you try to put on this piece will make me skeptical regarding the validity about whatever else you print, and the fact that you want to be first with the news and print things that aren't even true just to be first. I thought you were better than The Star or The National Enquirer, but maybe not?? IF you're going to print about other people's lives, at least print responsibly, getting the REAL facts first?!!!

793 days ago


I didn't know they had drunk churches. Sounds challenging.

793 days ago

Darla J. Martinez    

This is one of those cases of you should know the real facts before you go judging and you have the real story will come out and all of you will be really sorry for all the bad comments you throw his way....the law seems to jump to how the story goes instead of looking for all the facts......

793 days ago


Randy, I'm so disappointed in you. I used to be a really big fan of yours, you had such great talent and I watched all your videos and tv appearances. Now all I can see is what a waste of time you have been. I hope you get the help you so obviously need, but I can't be a fan anymore.

793 days ago

Grant MacDonald    

Randy Travis could have been at nude dude Ram Ranch and had a better night with over 90 naked young cowboys … where the saying is: “Ya Sure Are Hung!”

793 days ago

jon everson    

all of the sudden i feel better about myself. thank you randy.

793 days ago


jaw-jacking for Jesus.... way to go Randy. Are all the rehab facilities in Texas full?

793 days ago
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