Police said Barber was not arrested or facing charges.
MANSFIELD, Texas – Former Gophers and NFL running back Marion Barber III was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation after police were called to a Dallas suburb.
Mansfield police spokesman Thad Penkala said it wasn’t clear what led to the calls that prompted a response from police Sunday night. Penkala said officers took Barber to a hospital for a mental health check based on conversations with the former Pro Bowl back.
Penkala said Barber was not arrested or facing charges. He said police wouldn’t know whether he was still hospitalized because they wouldn’t be notified.
The 31-year-old Barber spent six of his seven seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before finishing his career in Chicago in 2011. He rushed for 4,780 yards and 53 touchdowns.
Barber played for the Gophers from 2001 to ’04, rushing for 3,276 yards and 35 touchdowns. He had back-to-back seasons of 1,196 yards as a junior and 1,269 yards as a senior, helping the Gophers to bowl victories over Oregon and Alabama.
|Baltimore - WP: T. Wilson||10||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: S. Baker||2|
|Atlanta||82||4th Qtr 10:31|
|New York||27||2nd Qtr 5:49|
|Golden State||14||1st Qtr 8:11|
|Oklahoma City||8:00 PM|
|New Jersey||1||3rd Prd|
|Florida||2||2nd Prd 1:58|
|Los Angeles||0||2nd Prd|
|Canisius||43||2nd Half 15:18|
|Notre Dame||7:49 PM|
|Los Angeles||0||2nd Half 30:00|
|Sporting Kansas City||1||2nd Half 30:00|
|New York City||0|
|Red Bull New York||1||2nd Half 40:00|
|Portland||0||1st Half 7:00|
|Colorado||0||1st Half 35:00|
|Seattle||0||1st Half 40:00|
|Gonzaga||61||2nd Half 3:26|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|