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Stanley Wilson, former Detroit Lions player, dies at 40 in psychiatric hospital

he NFL world is in mourning after the death of former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson Jr., who died at the age of 40 after suffering a collapse at the Metropolitan State Hospital of Los Angeles County a few days ago, although the news was only released on Wednesday.

Wilson was the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr., and was taken to the hospital on Feb. 1, months after being held in a county jail after being arrested last August for vandalism.

The former player was with the Lions from 2005 to 2007, and had a history of mental disorders dating back years. His August arrest was for breaking into a Hollywood Hills home, bathing in an outdoor fountain and assaulting property.

Mentally incompetent to stand trial

For the above and previous episodes, the former Lions player was found incompetent to stand trial, according to prosecutors, resulting in his transfer to Metropolitan State Hospital, which specializes in mental health care.

In 2016, Wilson was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery at a Southwest Portland home and charged with attempted robbery.

In January 2017, he was again arrested in Portland for walking naked through a neighborhood. He was arrested a third time in February 2017 for breaking into another home while naked.

Upon admission to a psychiatric hospital in early February, Wilson collapsed and died during his admission. The cause of death has so far not been disclosed and autopsy results are pending, and it has not been clear whether he left family.

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