Naked Former Detroit Lions Player Stanley Wilson Jr. Shot While Breaking Into Portland Home


PORTLAND, Ore. – A naked man who was shot by a Southwest Portland homeowner while attempting to break into a home Wednesday afternoon is a former NFL player, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

Stanley Wilson II, 33, of Portland played college football at Stanford and played cornerback for the Detroit Lions from 2005-2007. Wilson also excelled as a track star at Stanford. Considered one of the fastest players in the draft, Wilson was drafted by Detroit in the third round. He had 86 tackles in his three-year NFL career before being waived by the Lions in 2008, according to

Wilson’s father, Stanley Wilson Sr., also played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals. He became notorious after he missed Super Bowl XXIII and was found in a hotel bathroom with cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Wilson Sr. was banned from the NFL for life after a third drug offense. He was later arrested in 1999 on burglary charges in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was accused of stealing $130,000 worth of property and was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Before he was drafted, the younger Wilson spoke in positive terms about his father. “I love my dad,” Wilson told The Dallas Morning News. “I feel I’m blessed that he’s around. A lot of people don’t have their fathers. It’s not a burden. It’s a blessing in disguise.”

The shooting occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the 4900 block of Southwest Humphrey Boulevard. Deputies found Wilson in a water fountain in the homeowner’s backyard. He was taken into custody, then rushed to a nearby hospital. Deputies say he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Wilson has been accused of first-degree burglary, and first- and second-degree trespassing. Wilson will appear in court to face charges after he is released from the hospital.

The homeowner cooperated with investigators.

Deputies do not know why Wilson was at the home, or why he was naked.

Neighbors told KGW that at least two other area homes were recently burglarized. It’s unclear if Wilson was involved in those break-ins.

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