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Marion Barber

Ex-Cowboys Star Arrested

'Mental Detention and Observation'

6/16/2014 11:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Marion Barber ArrestedMarion Barber III -- former Dallas Cowboys running back -- was arrested in Texas yesterday ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. 

According to police records, Barber was arrested just after 8PM on Sunday night -- and he's being held for "mental detention and observation."

Police tell TMZ Sports Barber was taken into custody at his home. However, sources tell us the incident for which Barber was arrested occurred at a nearby church. 

So far, it's unclear exactly why Barber was arrested. We're workin' on it. 

31-year-old Barber played in the league from 2005 to 2011 -- all but one year with the Cowboys. He spent his final season with the Chicago Bears ... and retired in 2012. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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bring back recent posts    

I can't help but wonder if this is another case of long term brain injury from some concussion her got from playing. As these players age terrible things happen and when they get a MRI done, the doctors see the problem.

137 days ago
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Rigby    

I wonder what happened that he got placed on mental hold.... can't be good

137 days ago
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idiots_abound    

He had many behavioral red flags when he came into the league. Wonder if he's bipolar our borderline personality.

137 days ago
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Rachel...A social light of VEGAS    

Wow

137 days ago
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kewljewl    

Is this the brother of tiki barber? I thought tiki had a bro that played in the NFL also.

137 days ago
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Stiletto    

Some white guy was probably a jerk to him and he refused to play the race card. That's just insane!

137 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

They should arrest the entire congregation for mental evaluation.

137 days ago
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bkblueknight    

is this the guy that writes the blurbs under the fishwrapper ads? because that sensationalist idiot is also POSITIVELY INSANE

137 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Someone probably said he looks like the alien in the PREDATOR movie.

137 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

He has had a disorder since before he was drafted in the NFL. I hope he is ok. He retired early because of it

137 days ago
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Lisa    

Roid rage.

137 days ago
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Ray    

that explains bears/ broncos game not smart enough to stay inbounds and run clock ...costly mistake.but he seems brain dead

137 days ago
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BusterHymen    

CLICK HERE IT'S NOT OVER YET...

So I click there and see, "So far, it's unclear exactly why Barber was arrested. We're workin' on it. "

Way to get those page clicks for ad-revenue, Harvey.

I like turtles.

137 days ago
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MOOKiE_    

http://m.soundcloud.com/m-o-o-k-i-e/can-i-live

137 days ago
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Tank    

So let me get this right if you play pro sports and make millions you aren't a regular human being and make mistakes he had a do***ented illness before he went into the league football was most likely a way to cope with his illness now that it's gone he has nothing to buffer that problem so to speak I swear yall could find things wrong with Tim Duncan or Peyton manning hope he gets help soon FYI I'm a eagles fan

137 days ago
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