In another sordid tale of pro sports figures given to depravity a former NFL player was shot during a naked home invasion. Stanley Wilson II who played cornerback for the perennially woeful Detroit Lions was blasted by the homeowner who found the sight of a nude black man trying to gain entry to his multi-million dollar crib through a back window. While details have yet to emerge on why Wilson was nude it’s probably a pretty safe bet that drugs, alcohol or both were involved in the crime.

According to the Oregonian “Naked intruder shot by homeowner turns out to be ex-NFL player, police say”:

Authorities identified the 33-year-old naked intruder who was shot by a Portland homeowner Wednesday as former NFL player Stanley Wilson II.

Wilson played football for Stanford University before being drafted as a cornerback in 2005 for the Detroit Lions, where he played three seasons, according to His professional football career fizzled in 2008 after an injury.

On Thursday, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office identified Wilson as a former NFL player and the same man who tried to break through a back window of a multimillion-dollar home in the 4900 block of Southwest Humphrey Boulevard. Wilson is still hospitalized, but is expected to recover.

The sheriff’s office hasn’t elaborated on the extent of Wilson’s injuries. Capt. Steve Alexander told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he also couldn’t share more details yet about why Wilson allegedly was on the property, naked and trying to get into the house.

Oregon law could protect the homeowner. Oregon Revised Statute 161.219 states that a person is justified in using “deadly physical force upon another person” if the other person was burglarizing or trying to burglarize a home.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, however, has yet to review the exact circumstances of the case, and investigators are still compiling forensic and other information to present to prosecutors.

An interesting piece of sports trivia is that Wilson’s father was suspended by the Cincinnati Bengals on the eve of Super Bowl XXIII when he was discovered in his Miami hotel room blasted out of his mind on cocaine. Wilson Sr. – a bruising running back – was a critical component of the Bengals offense and the team went on to lose the game to Joe Montana’s San Francisco 49ers 20-16. Coaches and teammates have said that they would have won the game were it not for Wilson’s indiscretion.

The elder Wilson who was a multiple drug offender was kicked out of the NFL and later convicted and sent to prison for stealing over a hundred grand in property from a California home to feed his coke jones.

The naked B&E shows that in this case the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree.