A former member of the Detroit Lions has tragically lost his life at a young age.
It was reported that former cornerback Stanley Wilson Jr. passed away after collapsing at a mental health facility earlier this month. He was just 40.
“Wilson Jr. had been in police custody following his vandalism arrest back in August … but according to prosecutors, he was declared incompetent to stand trial and was transferred from county jail to the Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles County on Feb. 1,” TMZ wrote.
“But, law enforcement sources tell us during intake at the medical facility — which specializes in caring for those with mental health issues — he collapsed and died.”
The third-round pick in 2005 played three seasons with the Lions as he collected 89 tackles, eight passes defensed and a forced fumble.
His career would come to an end as the result of an Achilles injury during the 2008 preseason.
His mental health issues led to many brushes with the law over the years.
Wilson is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson. Prayers to his family in this difficult time.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.