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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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106.

jhon    

Mr. Travis i have been there but not with your wealth , i made it and i did it without having a drink, i hope you never drink again. you have my blessings. jim hewett

754 days ago
107.

nutbutter    

After reading other news reports about this - the female who was also cited for assault has the very same name as Mr. Travis' lady-fiend's daughter. So RT is now beating up young ladies or what???

754 days ago
108.

KT    

These addle brains who write these stories. There's a big difference in being in the church and in the parking lot.

754 days ago
109.

MADABEGOOD    

Being naked and sleeping on the side of the road, hey, I can understand, for those of you that don't know, its really hot here in Texas this time of year! A beer to cool off? Nothing like an alcoholic coma.....Obviously, beer to RT is like potato chips....betcha can't eat just one!

Seriously, I'm figurin this isn't the last we will see of RT in the media. Yall that have first hand experience with beating the demon with no body else's help, know what I mean.....

754 days ago
110.

ohio    

man what a freak.

754 days ago
111.

tcidda    

FOOLS RUSH IN

754 days ago
112.

Janroc    

He needs rehab NOW!

754 days ago
113.

Meme    

Is this one of those...you know you're a redneck when....jokes.

I'm from the south and if having a drunken fight in the church parking lot isn't country, I don't know what is. He needs to use this as inspiration for some country songs.

754 days ago
114.

uptownguy    

this is what a lot of people do . it is only that it is randy travis that it is news , but yes even though it is what a lot of people do it is a little too offten with him . sure i party and sure some people think they are ten feet tall and bullet proof and chalenge you . and sure you are not going to back down . i get it -it happens to me and a lot of peeps . but again not this offten . one problem ok . two mm we looking at you . but three times in 6 weeks . oh no you need rehab . this only happens to me like one a yr or two . and some fool thinks they are going to get crazy and i stun gun them and it is over or i go to jail .

754 days ago
115.

Wizeguy    

The headline says he was in a drunk church fight. Where do you find a drunk church?

754 days ago
116.

james    

this is what REAL country song is made of. You just can't make this stuff up...hilarious...

754 days ago
117.

2drk2fck    

why arent these rednecks drinking at home???

754 days ago
118.

DapperD    

and I feel like a stone you have picked up and thrown................................to the hard rock bottom of your heart.................... to the hard rock bottom of your heart. Randy Travis is hitting his rock bottom. Maybe he will get the help he needs.

754 days ago
119.

DapperD    

and I feel like a stone you have picked up and thrown......................................................to the hard rock bottom of your heart......... to the hard rock bottom of your heart. Randy is hitting bottom!!

754 days ago
120.

Txtoothfairy    

Actuallly...The news here in Dallas said that alcohol was not a factor in THIS incident. Just sayin

754 days ago
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