Ex-NFL player tries to break in to home, gets shot by owner

In this Aug. 7, 2006, file photo Detroit Lions' Stanley Wilson goes through running drills during the team's training camp at the training facility in Allen Park, Mich. Authorities say a homeowner in Portland, Oregon, shot an intruder who turned out to be former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says Wilson tried to break through the back window of a multimillion-dollar home. Wilson has been arrested on charges of burglary and criminal trespass. (Daniel Mears /Detroit News via AP, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A homeowner in Portland shot an intruder this week who turned out to be former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II, authorities said.

Wilson was naked and wounded Wednesday when officers found him in a water fountain in the backyard of the multimillion-dollar home, Multnomah County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Alexander said.

His injuries were not life-threatening, and he was expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing. Court records do not list a lawyer to speak on Wilson’s behalf.

Wilson, 33, spent three seasons with the Lions, from 2005 to 2007, after playing college ball at Stanford. He is the son of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr., whose notorious cocaine binge on the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl led to his ouster from the NFL.

This week, the Portland homeowner called 911 to report the shooting, Alexander said.

Deputies ordered the shooter to come out through the home’s front entrance while leaving his firearm at the door. He followed instructions and met investigators in the driveway.

Oregon law allows a person to use deadly physical force against someone trying to burglarize their home.

It’s unclear when Wilson moved to Portland. Records show he lives near the home he is accusing of trying to break in to.

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