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Ex-NFL player faces charges after found naked, bleeding outside West Hills home

MCSO: 78-year-old homeowner said he shot former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II amid attempted break-in.


This story has been updated from its original version.

KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - Multnomah County sheriff's deputies said they arrested Stanley Wilson II, 33, at a West Hills home after he was shot in an alleged burglary attempt.

In a bizarre incident Wednesday afternoon, a former National League Football player was arrested after being found naked and bleeding from a gunshot wound in a West Hills backyard.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 33-year-old Stanley Wilson II, a Stanford University graduate who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2005 and now resides in Portland. The 78-year-old homeowner in the case reportedly told deputies he caught Wilson attempting to break into his home and shot him.

Wilson is said to be recovering from his injuries in a local hospital. On Thursday morning, officials charged him with two counts of attempted burglary and two counts of trespassing.

The investigation is ongoing.

The shooting happened at about 3:51 p.m. June 22, when a homeowner in the 4900 block of Southwest Humphrey Boulevard called emergency dispatchers to report that he had just shot a man trying to break into his home, the Sheriff's Office said.

The homeowner, whose name was not released, told Portland Police and sheriff’s deputies that the man tried to smash through a window in the back of the house.

The suspect was reportedly found naked in a water feature in the backyard after being shot.

Wilson was a third-round draft pick by the Lions who played three full seasons with the team. He was the starting cornerback for Detroit in 2007 but hurt his knee and finished the season on injured reserve. He re-signed with the Lions in 2008, his last year in the NFL.

His father, Stanley Wilson Sr., was a running back with the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1980s. On the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl between the Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers, the elder Wilson had a drug relapse and binged.

He missed the game, which the 49ers won, 20-16, when Joe Montana led the team down the field late in the fourth quarter for the title-winning drive.

The elder Wilson is now serving a prison sentence in California for burglary.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information on the suspect in the case. KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.