Ex-NFL Star Shot After Breaking Into House Naked

Former Detroit Lions player's arrest echoes that of his troubled father, who also played for the NFL.

By Benjamin H. Smith

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II is recovering from gun shot wounds suffered during a break-in. But in a strange twist which echoes his own father’s troubled life, it was Wilson who was doing the breaking and entering and for some reason he was doing it buck naked. He is not the only member of his family to go from the NFL to a felony charge. His father is fallen Cincinnati Bengal starter Stanley Wilson Sr., who was banned from football after missing Super Bowl XXIII due to a cocaine binge before being arrested in 1999 for burglary to support his drug habit.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, following an earlier episode the same day where Wilson was found inside a neighbor’s home. The homeowner at the second residence shot Wilson in the stomach as he attempted to break in. Cops later found the footballer sitting in a water fountain on the property. He was then taken to a Portland, Ore. hospital where he is expected to recover from his injuries. Authorities initially charged Wilson with first-degree burglary, and first- and second-degree trespassing, however may alter the charges pending an investigation into the circumstances of the event. The elder Wilson is currently serving a 22 year sentence for his 1999 theft of $130,000 worth of property in Beverly Hills, California. 

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