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Marion Barber

5 Cop Cars

Responded to Arrest Scene

6/16/2014 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Five marked police cars responded to the scene where former NFL star Marion Barber was arrested Sunday ... and TMZ Sports has a photo. 

We broke the story ... Barber was taken into custody in Texas around 8PM on Sunday evening -- and though cops aren't saying why they arrested the former Dallas Cowboys RB, it's clear they made sure they had enough manpower to control the situation. 

For the record, Barber was a PUNISHING player in the NFL -- and was known for trucking would-be tacklers with his violent running style ... so, yeah ... we get why cops would send the cavalry. 

Witnesses tell us ... when cops arrived to the scene, they spoke with Barber for roughly 2 hours before he was handcuffed and placed into a squad car. 

We're told people who watched the situation unfold from a nearby restaurant applauded and cheered when cops finally brought the situation to a close. 

Barber was being held for "mental detention and observation" -- though cops won't say why.

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31.

Sublime    

I think his sons Tiki and Ronde play in the NFL still

93 days ago
32.

Tony626    

Cmon. If he was arrested, this guy deserves a pass. He was the one bright spot on a lackluster offense.

93 days ago
33.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

Why would it take 2 hours to understand the situation?

93 days ago
34.

FREEDOM    

HE WAS OUT OF HIS MIND.

93 days ago
35.

jabberjaws    

Concussions.

93 days ago
36.

scott    

If that would've been any regular citizen those doughnut eating pill addicts would've shot everyone in sight. Just doing their low IQ jobs aka ORDERS.

93 days ago
37.

Chitwn96    

Head injuries

93 days ago
38.

D-INCARNATION    

Cheering when a colored guy gets locked up, sounds reasonable ♠♠♠

93 days ago
39.

PG    

5 cops cars is normal now days. Police have a right to protect themselves. Of course, TMZ will find a way to call this racism.

93 days ago
40.

alex    

5 cop cars Because he is a big black guy. ..Racism

93 days ago
41.

Vote2012    

Who cares....it's just typical former or current NFL conduct, they have ruined the NFL, it's become a classless league of overpaid thugs.

93 days ago
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