As told by the Oregonian, Wilson first was arrested June 22 after he tried to break into a home while nude in Southwest Portland. The homeowner shot Wilson in the abdomen during the break-in, and emergency responders found him naked in a water fountain suffering from a non-life-threatening injury. Police say Wilson also tried to break into another property that day, and he was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree disorderly conduct and aggravated harassment, the last charge because he spat on one officer and was confrontational with others.
Since posting bail, the 34-year-old has violated the terms of his pretrial release numerous times, according to an affidavit obtained by the Oregonian, testing positive for methamphetamine in November, failing to attend more than one court-ordered drug-treatment session and failing to report a change of address. He is jailed at the Multnomah County Detention Center after his latest arrest.
Wilson’s father was a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals over four seasons, from 1983 to 1988, but the NFL suspended him for the entirety of the 1985 and 1987 seasons for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Just days before the Bengals were to play the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII, Wilson’s position coach found him high on cocaine in a bathroom before the team’s final meeting ahead of the game. Cincinnati was forced to go without a player who had scored three touchdowns in the postseason, and the NFL banned Wilson for life because it was his third violation of the league’s drug policy. In 1999, the elder Wilson was sentenced to 22 years in prison after he stole $130,000 worth of property from a home in Beverly Hills, Calif., to feed his drug habit.
“We don’t talk specifically about that night, but rather his whole addiction problem,” Stanley Wilson II said in 2005, right before the Lions drafted him out of Stanford. “We talk about drugs so that I stay away from them.”