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Lions DB Dies After Mysteriously Collapsing At Mental Health Facility

Written by TrevStone

As someone who is a diehard Detroit Lions fan this news hit me a little bit today. If you wear or wore Honolulu Blue I’ll always consider you a Detroit Lion and sadly we lost one of our own.

Stanley Wilson Jr. who was a former Detroit Lions cornerback and the son of ex-Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr. has died after collapsing at a mental hospital earlier this month.

He famously tried to break into a house while naked and was shot.

Deputies have identified the 33-year-old man they found naked with a gunshot wound in his abdomen Wednesday while responding to a home invasion call in Wilsonville.

Stanley Wilson Jr. is still recovering at the hospital. He faces attempted burglary and trespassing charges for the attempted break-in.

According to investigators, a man living on Southwest Humphrey Boulevard called 9-1-1 Wednesday afternoon to report he had shot someone who was trying to come into his house through a window.

And now? He has sadly passed away according to TMZ:

Stanley Wilson Jr. — a former Detroit Lions cornerback and the son of ex-Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr. — has died after collapsing at a mental hospital earlier this month … TMZ Sports has learned.

Wilson Jr. had been in police custody following his vandalism arrest back in August … but according to prosecutors, he was declared incompetent to stand trial and was transferred from county jail to the Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles County on Feb. 1.

But, law enforcement sources tell us during intake at the medical facility — which specializes in caring for those with mental health issues — he collapsed and died.

Our sources say foul play is not suspected. Autopsy results are pending toxicology.

Wilson Jr. was just 40 years old.

Wilson was a third round draft pick for the Lions in 2005. He was with the team until 2007. Injuries hurt his NFL career.

This is the second member of the Honolulu Blue we’ve lost this month:

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