An Empty Barber’s Chair

in Hits & Misses by
“Will Smith can slap Chris Rock
around all he wants, but he best keep
his hands out my dome.
Ya feel me?”

Marion Barber III
Running back, pro-bowler, gopher.
June 10, 1983 – June 1, 2022.
Aged 38 years.

Most recognized for: “Marion the Barbarian” was a hard-hitting third-down running back for 6 seasons with the Cowboys and led the league in broken tackles in 2007. But post-retirement, Marion was anything but a librarian. Arrests, fines, probation, mental health evaluations, etc. And while many signs point to CTE, he strictly forbade submitting his battered brain for research. So now his woes are beknownst only to the worms below Frisco.