Stanley Wilson Jr.’s cause of death was revealed by autopsy after he tragically passed away at the age of 40 and his family filed a lawsuit

Former NFL star Stanley Wilson Jr.’s cause of death has been confirmed by an autopsy.

Wilson Jr., 40, died at a Los Angeles hospital on February 1 while in police custody after being transferred from a county jail, sources said at the time.

Stanley Wilson Jr.'s cause of death was confirmed by an autopsy


Stanley Wilson Jr.’s cause of death was confirmed by an autopsyPhoto credit: Getty
He played three seasons for the Detroit Lions and died earlier this year


He played three seasons for the Detroit Lions and died earlier this yearPhoto credit: Getty

Claim by TMZ Sports that an autopsy revealed that Wilson Jr. died of pulmonary thromboembolism, probably caused by deep vein thrombosis.

According to TMZ, an autopsy was performed by a Los Angeles coroner on Feb. 4.

And they concluded that he died naturally from pulmonary thromboembolism.

Wilson Jr. spent three years with the Detroit Lions between 2005 and 2007, playing cornerback.

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During his brief NFL career, he recorded 89 total tackles and one forced fumble.

His family filed a wrongful death lawsuit following his death earlier this year, allegedly seeking $45 million in damages.

TMZ previously reported that Carpenter filed three lawsuits against Los Angeles County.

“The county grossly misrepresented the cause and circumstances of Stanley Wilson Jr.’s death,” Carpenter said in court filings, according to TMZ.

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Last August, Wilson Jr. was in custody after being arrested for vandalism.

He was later declared unfit to stand trial and was subsequently transferred from the county jail to the hospital, where officials said he died.

The Stanford product has faced legal troubles since 2016, including arrests related to home burglaries.


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