Mental Illness | Former NFL-er Stanley Wilson II Busted for Breaking Into a Home and Getting Naked…Again
Cormer Lions cornerback, Stanley Wilson I, was arrested in Oregon on Saturday after trying to break into a home before getting butt naked.
Police told KGW.com that they received a call from the homeowner just after 2 p.m. The caller said Wilson pulled up to the house before getting out of his car and advancing toward the homeowners in the garage.
Wilson was still clothed at this time, but the homeowner was spooked by Wilson’s actions. He closed the garage door and called the authorities. Police said Wilson then tried to force his way into the house through both the front and back doors. After arriving at the residence, police witnessed Wilson exit from a shed in the backyard while naked, according to the Associated Press. Officers detained Wilson and brought him to Marion County Jail, where he is being held and faces multiple charges.
This is the third such incident involving Wilson in the past year, and the second in the past month.
In June, a Portland homeowner shot Wilson when the 34-year-old tried to break into the man’s home while naked. In January, Wilson was arrested again after police found him outside a home without clothes. According to the Oregonian, police said Wilson appeared to be on drugs.
Wilson played college football at Stanford and was drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2005 draft. He played three seasons in Detroit, logging 63 tackles and one forced fumble in 32 career games. He is the son of former Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr.
Since leaving the NFL, Wilson has reportedly struggled with drug use. He tested positive for methamphetamines in November, according to the Oregonian, violating the conditions of his release from jail following the June gunshot incident. Wilson was then ordered to attend classes as part of drug rehab treatment, but he only attended one session, the Oregonian reports.
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LOS ANGELES — Former running back Stanley Wilson, whose NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals was plagued by drug problems, was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday for stealing about $130,000 worth of property.
Wilson, 37, was convicted last month of stealing jewelry, camera equipment and other valuables from a Beverly Hills home Jan. 24, 1998. Under the state’s “three strikes” law, prosecutors were seeking a 25 years to life term because Wilson already had served time for burglarizing two homes in Long Beach. Superior Court Judge Frank J. Johnson eliminated one of the “strikes” against Wilson, but sentenced him to the maximum on two others. In throwing out the third strike, Johnson cited Wilson’s “mental problems.”
In addition to battling a cocaine habit, Wilson suffers from bipolar disorder, defense attorney H. Clay Jacke said. The affliction is characterized by alternating states of mania and depression. Jacke said Wilson is “a very good man with a very big (mental) problem.” Wilson, who lives in nearby Westchester, sobbed during much of the hearing in West Los Angeles Superior Court, and as he began to make remarks to the court.
“When I left prison (the first time), I truly believed I wasn’t going to do it anymore,” he said. “I believed it in my heart. I have always been against all these things I am charged with. It’s so strange.
The person sitting here is not the person who did these things.” Later, Wilson told the judge: “All I’m asking is you do what you have the power to do.” About a dozen people appeared to support Wilson, including his father, son and wife.
Also there was the Rev. William T. Ervin, who played football with Wilson at Banning High in nearby Carson. “Wilson has good character,” Ervin said. “He comes from a family of good character.
If he’s given another chance at this point, he can run for the goal line.” Wilson told authorities he burglarized the home because he needed money to feed his cocaine habit, deputy district attorney Suzanne Tragert said, adding that for about a year before the burglary, Wilson had done construction and landscaping work at the house.
Wilson, who attended Oklahoma before joining the Bengals, was suspended for the 1985 and 1987 NFL seasons for drug violations. In his lowest NFL moment, he missed the Super Bowl in January 1989 after being found the night before in a stupor at a Miami motel. The Bengals lost to the San Francisco 49ers 20-16. Wilson was banned from the NFL later in 1989 for his repeated drug offenses.