Stanley Wilson Jr., a former NFL player, died last month at the age of 40 after collapsing upon admission to a psychiatric institution in Los Angeles County, it was revealed Tuesday.
Wilson, a former cornerback for the Detroit Lions, died in the hospital after being admitted on a vandalism charge in August, as reported by TMZ Sports.
After a court declared him unable to stand trial, he was admitted to the institution on February 1 for treatment. The next day, according to 247 Sports, he passed away.
Wilson reportedly burglarized a Hollywood Hills property twice last summer, as revealed by TMZ Sports at the time.
According to TMZ, foul play is not suspected in his death, and a toxicology report is awaited for the autopsy results.
Wilson was the son of the former running back for the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Born in California, Stanford University attracted him.
In the third round of the 2005 NFL draft, Wilson was taken 72nd overall. He played with the Lions for three seasons.
Wilson finished his NFL career with 86 tackles and one forced fumble in 32 games.
His career was cut short in 2008 when he tore his ACL during preseason play.
Wilson had frequent encounters with the police and an extensive criminal record in his final years.
In 2016, he was reportedly shot by a homeowner in Portland, Oregon, during an attempted break-in.
“The following year, Wilson was then arrested in Portland again in consecutive months … for instances in which he was found nude in public,” the outlet reported.
Wilson was detained the first time when police saw him roaming and assumed he was under the influence of narcotics.
In the same neighborhood, he was apprehended a second time for an attempted burglary.
Wilson was sentenced to 10 days in jail and ordered to complete a drug treatment program and pay reparations to his victims for the 2016 incident.
Wilson reportedly bathed in an outside fountain during one of the break-ins at the Hollywood Hills residence last summer.