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Terrell Owens gives a moving speech at Marion Barber's funeral

Terrell Owens was "injured" after attending the funeral of Marion Barber in Minneapolis. So he gave an emotional speech about his late cowboy teammate.

Owens was on the podium at Hunting Bank Stadium this week, recalling Barber, who was found dead at the age of 38 in his Texas apartment earlier this month. Owens looked back on his memories. He shared with his former teammates, especially his piano playing, in front of a crowd featuring coaches and teammates, including Laurence Maroney, a barber teammate at the University of Minnesota.

In his speech, Owens admitted that the barber's death "shook me from the ground up" and "I knew he was a special person ... how this guy was. I didn't know if he was talented, "he added.

Video: Former#CowboysIn the speech of receiver Terrell Owens, teammate Marion Barber III played the piano and self-blamed. There was a story to do. A joke to pay homage to the former#Gophersrunning back at Huntington Bank Stadium on Wednesday.

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For three seasons when Owens was a cowboy teammate, he lived on the same floor as the barber and told the barber:

The crowd laughed after Owens added, "I did it anyway."

In addition to Owens, wide receiver Jesse Holley, who was also a teammate of the Dallas barber, spoke at the service.

"I was laughing because I saw all these posters fall (in the wind). Everyone says Marion" I don't want to pay this attention. " I know. "Hollysaid. "No matter how big he was, Marion always treated you like a bigger star."

Owens wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday, the casket. We looked back on the services of the barber shop, which featured an image of a loved one with a flower in the room and a black-and-white leaflet with a photo of a barber.

"We laid our brothers to rest in heaven and celebrated his life today. It's still very unrealistic," Owens wrote. "We shared the story, laughed, praised him for that person, and most importantly, he was a man of God. Sharing this moving day and his homecoming with you. Thanks to the barber's family for allowing me. Mom and dad's barber and his family, I wish you continued strength and comfort during the difficult days to come. I miss MB. The other was too early. I'm hurt. "

At the time of his death, Barber's father, Marion Barber II, was Fort Worth Star TelegramThe barber in Frisco, Texas,, told me that he was still in the process of being decided. It was the cause of death of his son, and no fraudulent play was suspected.

Terrell Owens and Marion Barber during a Cowboys game in December 2007.
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Barbers by police in an apartment under Frisco It is believed that he was there for days based on the reportedly found running shower, and the level of decomposition of his body. Police reported to the apartment to perform a welfare check.

"They are only using the tissue to dig deeper into the cause of death," Barber II said. "They are eliminating things. They have never seen any trauma or dirty material on his body. His lungs were functioning normally. The heart and veins around it were good. They're eliminating things. Now we're just waiting. " 

The barber died a week or so after his 39th birthday.